Funding Your Passion

Requests for Research and Innovation Expenses

  • Submission window for all requests: January 21 - March 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST
  • Deadline for making expenditures: May 28, 2021

Submission Guidelines

Requests ranging from $250 up to $15,000 per full-time faculty/staff member can be submitted until Monday, March 15, 2021. These submissions will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. First come, first served monies (if approved) must be spent on or before May 28, 2021. Only ONE “Funding Your Passion” submission per full-time faculty or staff member. 

Examples of allowable Research and Innovation expenses: software, database subscriptions, equipment, lab or research supplies, printing, student research assistants (hourly), consultants, publication fees (journal open access), resources like books, professional development/training opportunities, start-up costs like mobile application development. 

Do not request the following items:
  • Food or beverages
  • Gifts or participant incentives
  • Flowers/plants
  • Gift cards
  • Services or products already available in CHHS or UNCW (e.g. Qualtrics)

Must include:

  • Total dollar amount of request
  • Description of item(s) requested: Including estimated cost (please round up and account for shipping fees)
  • Justification of item(s): How will the purchase support your research and innovation project/scholarly agenda?
  • Describe how your request (and associated project) aligns with the CHHS strategic plan/values of interprofessional collaboration, student engagement, diversity and inclusion, and/or community engagement 


I agree to the following:

  • I will seek IRB approval if project involves human subjects.
  • All purchasing will be in compliance with university guidelines and follow CHHS process.
  • I will expend all approved funds by May 28, 2021.
  • I will direct any questions or concerns about my purchases to Richard Huse at
  • If I am unable to spend approved funds for any reason, I will alert Richard Huse as soon as possible.
  • I will receive approval from my School Director or supervisor to submit for these expenses.
  • All purchased items remain property of the university and should not be used for personal use.

Complete request in InfoReady by selecting “CHHS Research and Innovation Requests: "Funding Your Passion"

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*If you have an issue applying, please contact Robert Bucciere, CHHS Program and Technical Data Specialist,

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