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Therapeutic Grants

The pre-proposal for the 2023 Therapeutic Grant cycle is now closed.

All applicants are required to submit a pre-proposal as the first step in the application process. Select applicants will be invited to submit full proposals that will be reviewed by the Eshelman Institute with the assistance of an external advisory panel. Select full proposals will be reviewed by our Board and evaluated on Pitch Day. Proposals that are selected through our annual award process will receive funding starting July 1.

Before submitting a funding request, please review our grant guidelines that outline our criteria and application process in more detail.

The Eshelman Institute recognizes that bold, impactful, and disruptive ideas can arise at any time, thus, we encourage faculty and staff to submit these through our opportunistic proposal cycle.

Digital Health Grants

After a Venture Studio sprint, some concepts are deemed to be very attractive potential startups, but in order to spin out, they will need key technology and/or clinical development. These concepts would be eligible for a non-dilutive Eshelman Institute validation grant. Our team works with innovators to define the right tech/clinical validation project that would help get the concept in position for launching as a future startup.

Graduate Students and Postdocs

Please note that the Eshelman Institute no longer offers graduate student and postdoc awards. If a student or postdoc has an innovative idea that meets our strategic focus and has commercial potential, please contact the Institute. There may be opportunities for you to apply for opportunistic grant funding.