Assists UNC researchers with the formation and development of multidisciplinary research teams. Phase 1 provides up to $5,000 and up to 0.25 FTE Project Manager support for up to 12 months. Phase 2 provides up to $50,000 and up to 0.5 FTE Project Manager support for up to 12 months.

Advancing Collaborative Team Research (ACTeR) Program

Team Science is seeking to assist UNC researchers with the formation and development of multidisciplinary research teams focused on tackling challenging problems in clinical or translational medicine through our new ACTeR Program.

Support is provided through a combination of competitively reviewed graduated direct funding and logistical support awarded in two phases.

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Phase 1

Provides up to $5,000 and up to 0.25 FTE Project Manager support for up to 12 months to support team building, mini-symposiums, and idea development (from concept to project outline).

View the Phase 1 ACTeR RFA (pdf) | Submission due date: January 26, 2022

Phase 2

Provides up to $50,000 and up to 0.5 FTE Project Manager support for up to 12 months to support the generation of preliminary data and grant application preparation.

View the Phase 2 ACTeR RFA (pdf) | Submission due date: September 6, 2022

Eligibility

PI eligibility for ACTeR follows UNC guidelines for external sponsored research. The Contact PI, who will have primary responsibility for the administrative aspects of the ACTeR program award, must be UNC-Chapel Hill affiliated. Researchers whose appointments allow them to serve as PI on externally sponsored research projects are eligible to apply as PIs. Applicants from N.C. A&T, RTI, or NC State are eligible to serve as co-PIs.


Note: Submissions should be received by 5:00 pm on the submission due dates.

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