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Internal Funding

Research, scholarship and creative works (RSCW) are supported by several programs at UNC. Due to current budget constraints, FRPB has made changes ot the internal funding programs. Please read through the guidelines for each award carefully.

More about updates to faculty funding 

Provost Award for Travel 

Provost Award for Travel (PAT) is intended to support the cost of travel to present, perform or exhibit scholarly or creative works, or to assist with the cost of travel for invited presentations.

New Project Program 

New Project Program (NPP) supports the startup of new research and creative projects of UNC faculty.

Faculty Teaching Reassignment for RSCW

The Faculty Reassignment for RSCW Program offers up to 60 credit-hour equivalents of faculty teaching release to give faculty members a concentrated assignment in RSCW.

Research, Dissemination & Faculty Development 

The Research, Dissemination & Faculty Development (RDFD) program provides support to faculty for research, professional development, and professional travel.

A.M. & Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award

The A.M. & Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award is given annually to a scholar at the rank of associate professor or higher who has demonstrated continued excellence in scholarly activity for at least five years. The award comes with a $2,000 monetary award and the designation, for the rest of the honoree’s time at UNC, of A.M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Professor.

Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research

The Award for Excellence in Social Science Engaged Research, launched in 2012, is the result of a generous endowment from Robert Brunswig, Rebecca Brunswig, and Ken Coleman. A new award of $1,000 is offered each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary scholarship in engaged research and civic engagement