Allied Health Sciences: Faculty Resources

This is a guide for Allied Health Sciences faculty, with a focus on resources for new/junior faculty, mid-career faculty, and their mentors. It is also a broad, one-stop-shop for faculty at all levels.

Research & Funding: Campus Resources

UNC Research

A few good resources for early career researchers at all levels:

NC TraCS Institute  (North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute). An NIH grant-funded institute serving the research community with a mission to accelerate discoveries into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. Our aims are to develop and support a skilled research workforce, engage diverse stakeholders as active partners, develop innovative methods to address barriers to translating scientific findings, and incorporate cutting-edge informatics tools and methodologies in every aspect of translational research.

  • NC TraCS is UNC's CTSA (Clinical & Translational Science Award program).  
  • All NC TraCS services
  • For some specific examples to get you started, see below: 

UNC School of Medicine Center for Health Innovation

  • Collaborates and engages with outside organizations on a variety of innovations in health care including analytics, technology, payment models, and patient care delivery.
  • Provides funding, advice and support to UNC employees, faculty members and clinicians with innovative ideas or projects. Over the last six years our Innovation Pilot Award program funded over $1,015,000 for employee teams to test novel ideas at UNC.

UNC Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE)

  • The Center for Faculty Excellence is UNC-Chapel Hill’s pan-university faculty development center. Our mission is to enable faculty members in all disciplines to reach their goals in teaching, research, and leadership throughout their careers.
  • Resources for faculty at all career stages, including leadership, mentoring, research, teaching and learning, grants, diversity and inclusion

UNC Writing Center

In addition to the many writing resources for students and instructors, the Writing Center includes an online handout on writing Grant Proposals.

For computing/IT resources, services, and tools, see Computing/IT Tab on this guide.

IRB & Research Ethics

Funding Search Help

See InfoEd SPIN Plus Funding database information elsewhere on this page.

InfoEd SPIN Plus funding database

  • Register a SPIN Plus user profile to take advantage of customization features and to set up email notifications.
    • Click the Sign In link (upper right hand corner), then “Need to create a user account?” Provide your first and last names, UNC email address, and a username.
    • After the registration request is approved, you will receive an email notification with a link to set your password (when setting your password, ignore the “current password” field).

Carolina Center for Public Service

Research/Grant Training Programs

HSL Research and Publishing Resources

HSL Research Hub

HSL Research and Publishing Guides

Navigating NCTraCS: Examples from a Junior Faculty Member

Examples from a Junior Faculty Member: how $2k can shape your career --Clare Harrop, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor and Translational Research Methodologist, Allied Health Sciences
  • Presentation to the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences, October, 2018
  • UNC's NC TraCS Institute ("TraCS"):  An NIH grant-funded institute serving the research community with a mission to accelerate discoveries into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. Our aims are to develop and support a skilled research workforce, engage diverse stakeholders as active partners, develop innovative methods to address barriers to translating scientific findings, and incorporate cutting-edge informatics tools and methodologies in every aspect of translational research.

Also see the September 1, 2020, TraCS News Article, Asking the Right Questions, in which Clare Harrop, PhD, describes the TraCS $2K pilot award as a gateway that opened doors to many other opportunities. 

  • Why don't we see more young girls with autism? To tackle this big, complicated question, Clare Harrop, PhD - a developmental psychologist in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at Carolina - started small with a TraCS $2K pilot award.
  • "I did not expect to get five publications, numerous conference presentations, and three more grants out of this."