Faculty and staff: Please be advised that we are in the process of updating information on our funding tiers, proposal submission requirements, and the proposal submission process. We will still be accepting proposals March 1, 2018, however, in an effort to continuously improve upon our process, changes will be forthcoming within the next month.

Awards of up to One Year

All award recipients are required to submit a final report within sixty days after the end date of support.

Reports should include the following:

  1. A brief summary of findings
  2. A summary of the project’s innovation and impact
  3. A summary of research productivity (e.g., grants obtained, grant applications in review and submitted but not funded, publications, manuscripts in press, manuscripts submitted and in review, patents submitted)
  4. Next steps

Multiyear Awards

A multiyear award is one in which the award is budgeted over a predetermined time period extending beyond one year. These awards are subject to a yearly review of progress. Although an award may extend beyond one year, continued funding is contingent on sufficient progress and the timely submission of yearly progress reports.

Recipients of multiyear awards are required to submit a progress report at least sixty days before the start of the next budget period. The Eshelman Institute for Innovation will send an e-mail notification to the innovator ninety days before the new budget period requesting that the yearly progress report be submitted.

Progress reports for multiyear awards should include the following:

  1. A brief summary of findings over the past year
  2. A summary of research productivity (abstracts submitted or published, peer-reviewed articles submitted or published, manuscripts in press, manuscripts submitted and in review, all other publications, grants obtained, grant applications in review and submitted but not funded, potential and actual intellectual property, reports of invention, patents submitted, etc.)
  3. A brief summary of planned use of funds for upcoming award year

A final report is also required within sixty days after the end date of support.