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Sources of funding

PLACE OF DEVELOPMENT University Startup Company
STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT Research Technology Development Product Development
TYPE OF FUNDING Research Funding Translational Gap Funding Investment
 [label type=”label-default”] FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES [/label] Pre-Seed Seed Series A, B, C [label type=”label-default”] FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES [/label]
NIH/NSF Grants KickStart Award Program
Industry partnerships NIH SBIR/STTR
Foundations NC IDEA
Lineberger Developmental Funding Program NC Biotech Center Loans
NC TraCS Programs Carolina Research Ventures
Gillings Innovations Labs Rex Health Ventures
Center for Health Innovation Pilot Awards Carolina Angel Network
OTC Technology Development Grants Angel investors
Eshelman Institute for Innovation VC investors
NC Biotech Center Grants
The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) provides funding to support the development and translation of promising technologies toward commercially relevant products or services. Funding levels up to $50,000 are available and respective eligibility and milestones are determined in partnership with OTC staff. Contact Michael Kline about OTC Technology Development Grants.
The Eshelman Institute for Innovation has multiple funding tiers to support faculty and staff of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy and professional students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the School. Innovators outside of the school may also apply in the case of high impact collaborations with faculty of the School.
Multiple funding opportunities are available to support the translation of research discoveries to practice. Some funding mechanisms require a departmental match.
The University Research Cancer Fund promotes novel cancer research and translation through multiple competitive grants.
The Gillings School of Public Health funds the Gillings Innovation Labs research awards to promote the development and translation of technologies and methodologies that provide solutions to public health challenges.
The UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Center for Health Innovation provides annual Innovation Pilot Awards to support quality improvement and translational research projects from faculty or employees of the UNC Health System and School of Medicine.
Multiple grants, including the Flash Grant and the Translational Research Grant, are available to support the development of inventions and technologies for commercialization.