The Eshelman Institute for Innovation supports bold, impactful, and disruptive ideas that will accelerate change in education and health care. The Eshelman Institute accepts proposals from all faculty and staff of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and from professional students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows of the School. The Institute seeks and encourages high impact collaborations between faculty and innovators outside of the School. To submit a proposal, please review the proposal criteria to ensure that your idea aligns with the vision and mission of the institute.

Our Focus

We aim to fund big ideas and innovations that have measurable impact and lead to transformative change in:

  • Basic and applied research in the pharmaceutical sciences
  • Health-care quality, practice, and policy
  • Health-sciences education and educational research
  • Business processes and practices

The following sections outline funding categories based on applicant and funding amounts.