N.C. Policy Collaboratory distributes $29 million for COVID-19 research

Funding 85 projects across 14 UNC System schools

Funding 85 projects across 14 UNC System schools

The N.C. Policy Collaboratory based at Carolina will distribute $29 million toward 85 research projects focused on treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19. These research projects are intended to provide new data and information to North Carolina lawmakers and policymakers to help guide the state’s pandemic response. The Collaboratory will be required to provide an update to the North Carolina General Assembly in September about the status of its research projects, which will be occurring across 14 UNC System campuses.

“Each one of these 85 projects will have a direct impact on improving the health and safety of North Carolinians,” said Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz. “We are grateful for the opportunity to continue serving our state as we face this pandemic. We are looking forward to working with our fellow System schools to find solutions and strategies for fighting COVID-19.”

Read the complete Carolina Story…Opens in new window

Innovate and Impact Funding Priorities

    Readers Also Viewed...

    A diagram with four circles intersecting, each containing the name of one of the organizations that is joining the alliance
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The Alliance

    A new consortium unites four engagement centers on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus, linking the work each is doing on societal issues of race, ethnicity, equity, and justice.

    drawing of a brain

    A Joint Effort

    Carolina and Duke awarded grant to establish joint Alzheimer’s disease research center.

    Carolina quad

    Creating a More Sustainable Campus

    UNC-Chapel Hill launches innovative sustainability programs thanks to new Champion Sustainability Fund. 

    Dr. Moray and students
    Student Support

    Helping Students Reach their Full Potential

    Gift toward initiatives that address food insecurity will help Carolina students succeed


    Department of Energy funds milestone for North Carolina

    A $40 million award will accelerate fundamental research of the production of fuels from sunlight.


    Grant goes to suicide prevention treatment

    Using “mixed reality” in treating teens with suicidal thoughts and behaviors