Funding Priority

Leveraging Innovation for Experiential Education

To ensure Carolina’s competitiveness in an evolving global environment, the college must invest in strategic interdisciplinary priorities for the 21st century. From renowned research centers in which innovation thrives to dynamic new facilities like our BeAM makerspaces, we are bringing our college community together to think, communicate, collaborate and create. Support of signature programs — through Convergent Science, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, the Center for the Study of the American South and PlayMakers Repertory Company — plays a key role in helping us take on the world’s greatest challenges.

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    Arts

    Film Beyond the Stars

    Cosmic Rays film festival encourages students to push boundaries and brings experimental art to Chapel Hill

    Carolina researchers digitize and catalog endangered Sufi archives of the 20th and 21st centuries along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border by taking photos.
    Global Impact

    Cataloging with the Local Community

    Making sacred materials accessible worldwide while leaving them at their shrines

    Aerial image of a lake in Nepal where Carolina researchers have been working
    Environment

    Third Time’s a Charm?

    Gaining data about climate change in sacred Nepalese lakes

    Cayla works with historical documents
    Student Support

    Tracking History

    Uncovering local history for the community

    Portrait of Rodriguez
    Faculty Support

    Space for Research

    Packard Fellowship allows for flexibility for innovative early-career research

    Portrait of Ashton holding up zines he made
    Student Support

    Radical Research

    Carolina student used fellowship to find rare zines in archives across the country