Funding Priority

Signature Initiatives

Signature Initiatives address issues and opportunities that emerge over the course of the campaign, leveraging our strengths to remain responsive to the times and needs of the people.

Campaign Funding Priorities

Signature Initiative Funding Priorities

Explore Stories


Taking Environmental Studies to New Heights

“Michael Piehler’s childhood inspired him to pursue his life’s work in restoring ecosystems in need.”


Leading the Fight of Emerging Diseases

Making “one bug, one drug” a thing of the past


One Step Closer to Reversing Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s affects more than a million people in the United States...

Faculty Support

A Shaper of Young Minds

“She doesn’t just help these young people to be smarter...”


Revolutionary Discovery for Drug Development

“The company was made possible with technology developed at UNC…”


Balancing Life

“For me, life is all about balance...”