Translational research funding
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|
|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.