To support and cultivate bold, impactful, and disruptive ideas that will accelerate change in education, research, and health care, the Eshelman Institute for Innovation accepts proposals from all faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral fellows of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

The Institute seeks 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 Eshelman Institute for Innovation offers several funding tiers for faculty, staff, and students and postdoctoral fellows depending on the maturity of the innovation. Before submitting a proposal, please review the funding tiers, our proposal criteria, and the proposal submission process for more information.