Funding Priority

Innovate through Strategic Initiatives

We promote innovative, interdisciplinary research at UNC and partner with a range of public and private stakeholders to translate new discoveries into transformative interventions that meet the needs of diverse communities. Strategic investments in seed grants, pilot programs, and implementation evaluations will enable innovation that will benefit thousands of children and families across the state and the nation.

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