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Fostering growth and collaboration

We support interdisciplinary research collaborations and lay the foundation for sustainable research growth.

The Research Development Office (RDO) is a key unit within the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI). We assist with the strategic planning and development of large interdisciplinary research projects; identify and announce funding opportunities, coordinate the submission process for limited submission opportunities, and manage ORI’s internal seed-funding programs; and oversee the university’s Shared Core Research Facilities, Centers and Institutes, and industrial consortia.

41 Centers and Institutes

Providing platforms for the sharpest minds across the UNC System to collaborate

$18M in Follow-On Funding

For projects supported by the Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program

84 Large-Scale Proposal Submissions

in FY2023

Researchers Show Polymer Kills COVID-19 On Surfaces

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Boston University and Kraton Corporation have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers that are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19. The work opens the door to a suite of applications that could help to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and other diseases.