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New opportunities will be added to this page, please check back for new postings. Postings here are for both internal and external opportunities for faculty and trainees.

See additional specific diversity, equity and inclusion funding opportunities at UNC Lineberger.

Graduate Research Assistant Position

Seeking a graduate student with excellent communication, organizational, and administrative
skills interested in health equity or DEI related issues. The primary role of the graduate research
assistant will be to provide administrative support to the Lineberger Equity Council committees.
The committees will be meeting to discuss plans for implementing recommendations at
Lineberger focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Schedule is flexible and can range from
10-20 hours of work per week. Communication will be mostly via email with a weekly zoom
meeting for council updates. Compensation will be $18.50/per hour. For more information, please visit here:

Equity Council_Graduate Research Assistant Position _07.07.22

New ACS Research Grant Opportunity – AHEAD (Advancing Health Equity and Addressing Cancer Disparities) Award

AHEAD (Advancing Health Equity and Addressing Cancer Disparities) Awards are intended to fund pilot, first-in-field, innovative strategies that increase quality cancer screening, clinical trials—and cancer care closer to home.

AHEAD Awards will fund exploratory, novel research studies that seek to improve access to quality cancer screening and/or cancer care by bringing technologies to individuals rather than requiring travel to health care facilities.

Each award is for two years with $125,000 direct costs each year plus 20% allowable indirect costs, for a total amount of up to $300,000. Full details about AHEAD Awards are at this weblink.

To learn more, register for a January 10 webinar at this weblink.

Full details about ACS research grant opportunities are at this weblink.

ACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Changes: Expanded Eligibility, Increased Stipends

Expanded Eligibility: Can be non-citizen holding an appropriate visa

Increased Award Amount: Up to three years with progressive stipends of $66K, $68K, and $70K per year (plus a fellowship allowance)

Further details about ACS postdoctoral fellowships are at this weblink.

Community Engagement Fellowships – Carolina Center for Public Service

The Community Engagement Fellowship at the Carolina Center for Public Service awards fellowships of $2,500 each year for engagement or engaged scholarship projects that are responsive to community priorities and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate and professional students at Carolina are eligible to apply. Online application submissions require a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s) as well as a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and another from a community partner. Apply online the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

Award Amount: up to $2,500 each year
Pre-proposal Deadline: February 1, 2023

2023 Innovation Pilot Awards – Center for Health Innovation of UNC Health

The Center for Health Innovation of UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine has released a request for proposals for the 2023 Innovation Pilot Awards. All UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health employees from any owned entity are eligible to apply. Applications are due Jan. 17, 2023, and as many as four awards of up to $50,000 each will be announced in March 2023. Submit your proposal at the Center’s Funding Opportunities webpage. Contact the Center for Health Innovation at if you have questions.

Award Amount: up to $50,000
Application Deadline: January 17, 2023, at 5 p.m.

NC TraCS Accepting Applications for TL1 Postdoc Program

NC TraCS is recruiting candidates for a one-year postdoc research and training experience to translate a product/idea/research results in any of these areas:

  • Commercialization/entrepreneurship: patenting, start-ups, preclinical work, developing regulatory strategy
  • Clinical trials/regulatory: preparing to go from lab to clinic, regulatory submissions
  • Health systems: implementing/applying research results in the health care system

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, view the NC TraCS Postdoctoral Training Program slide presentation. Access the application form here. Contact Susan Pusek with any additional questions on eligibility.