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Faculty and Staff

The proposal for our 2022 grant cycle is now closed. If you are interested in applying for future cycles, please contact the Institute or join our interest list!

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.

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.