FRPB New Project Program Grants

The Faculty Research and Publication Board New Project Program provides grants to UNC faculty members for the start up of new research and creative projects.

All faculty members who hold at least a .50 FTE appointment and are not delinquent in submitting final reports for prior NPP or Provost Fund grants are eligible to apply.

Proposal Submission Deadlines

The New Project Program accepts proposals twice each year, on the 3rd Wednesday in September and on the 3rd Wednesday in February.

Fall Competition

Spring Competition

September 17, 2014

February 18, 2015

September 16, 2015

February 17, 2016

September 21, 2016

February 15, 2017


General Funding Priorities

Proposal evaluation will give particular consideration to proposals that address the following priority areas:

  • promote long-lasting scholarly, professional or artistic development of UNC faculty members
  • develop and write proposals for externally funded fellowships, grants and contracts
  • use technology and other strategies in pedagogy such as enhancement/enrichment pedagogy
  • assist faculty to intern with industry, government or service agencies, institutes or foundations
  • encourage UNC students' professional involvement or civic engagement through community-based research projects
  • contribute to UNC's mission to internationalize and enhance overall academic experience of students and faculty by increasing the faculty's exposure to international experiences

NPP Award Recipients

New Project Program award recipients are listed on the the OSP Internal Grants SharePoint website. Use the link to FRPB New Project Proposals in the menu on the left of the screen. You will be asked to log in using your current UNC username and password.

Internal Award Procedures

The Internal Award Procedures provide a consistent method for handling internal awards to accommodate new university budget guidelines; they apply to Provost Fund Grants, FRPB Grants, OSP Travel Grants, and Summer Support Initiative Awards.

Power Point of Internal Award Procedures training