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

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Campaign Priorities

Reckoning with Carolina History

“There’s a lot of trauma embedded in this history.”

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Research

Carolina Scientists Earn Prestigious Keck Award

UNC-Chapel Hill scientists were awarded $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation to answer the age-old question: How did life on Earth begin?

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Health

READDI, not Reactive

Thanks to the power of convergent science at Carolina, we'll be better prepared for the next pandemic.

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Diversity

Algorithms of Resistance

Using machine learning to identify racist language in state laws

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Community

Giving Local Governments A Boost

New initiative builds professional skills for future leaders of local governments

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Faculty Support

Where Faculty Startups Start Out

New space on campus will provide faculty with a collaborative place to grow their companies