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UNCW collaborates with InfoReady Review to Create Repository of Internal Funding Opportunities
The InfoReady software allows prospective grant applicants (faculty, students and staff) to easily peruse various funding and award opportunities, which are organized into three primary categories: Faculty Award & Funding Opportunities, Student Opportunities and Limited Submission Opportunities supported by external sponsors. (more)

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UNCW Researchers Receive $138,000 Grant to Study Metals in Lower Cape Fear River
Two UNCW researchers have received a $138,600 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to investigate the bioaccumulation of mercury, arsenic and selenium in the Lower Cape Fear River estuarine system. more...
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Dr. Stuart Borrett Named Interim Associate Provost
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Stuart Borrett as the new Interim Associate Provost for Research at UNCW. As the chief research officer, he will be responsible for developing, coordinating, maintaining and growing future research activity. Dr. Borrett holds a Ph.D. in ecology and a bachelor’s degree in Biology. more...

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Dr. Kimberly McKoy Earns CRA Designation
Dr. Kimberly McKoy has passed the examination to become designated as a Certified Research Administrator® (CRA), which means that she has demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a professional researcher or sponsored programs administrator. The Board of Directors of the Research Administrators Certification Council welcomes her as a new CRA.

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In Flux: The Migration of Elite-Level Soccer Players
When people think of individuals moving to take a job, professional sports players likely don’t come to mind. As an associate professor of sociology at UNCW, Daniel Buffington thinks a little differently than most. more...

CHHS Professor Recieves Cahill Research Grant to Investigate Product that may Help People with Lung Obstrcution
Jennifer McCall, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing's Clinical Research Program, recieved a Cahill Research Grant. more...

UNCW Awarded $80,000 In CAA "Innovate/Collaborate" Grants
UNCW’s Office of Undergraduate Studies has been awarded $80,000 in multi-institutional "Innovate/Collaborate" grants from the Colonial Academic Alliance. The grants are the first to be awarded under CAA’s new IN/CO Grant Program. Each totaling $20,000 per year for two years, the grants are dedicated to the support of initiatives that address pressing policy challenges in higher education, fuel collaboration between institutions, and promote innovation in intellectual inquiry. more...

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Research Takes Flight: UNCW biology student wins NC Coastal Reserve fellowship
Over the years, climate change has affected much of the natural world. Scientists have studied related phenomena such as disappearing coral reefs and melting ice caps to understand how climate change is disrupting the patterns of nature. UNCW biology student Robert Snowden ’18M will make his contribution to this body of work by researching the historically understudied effects of changing environmental temperatures on seabird species.
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UNCW Geography Professor Publishes in Prestigious Multidisciplinary Journal
UNCW assistant professor of Geography Narcisa Pricope serves as second author on a scholarly article entitled “Biodiversity Areas Under Threat: Overlap of Climate Change and Population Pressures on the World’s Biodiversity Priorities,” which has been published in the prestigious multidisciplinary open access journal PLOS ONE.
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Publishing in Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal Prepares Students for the Future
Eight years ago, Kate Bruce, UNCW professor of psychology and director of the Honors College, became the editor-in-chief for Explorations, the journal of undergraduate research and creative activities for the state of North Carolina. This year, for volume XI of the journal, a large number of UNCW students have been published, alongside the work of students from participating universities across the state. Going through the publishing process at such a young age is, according to Bruce, an invaluable experience for future researchers.
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Laura Bagge

UNCW Alumna Discovers Crustacean Camouflage
Laura Bagge ’08, ’11M first discovered marine biology catching ghost crabs during summer visits to the aquarium near Emerald Isle, NC. That early interest inspired her to major in biology and marine biology at UNCW.
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Recent Grant Awards

  • MRI: Acquisition of an Ultra-High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope for UNCW Microscopy Facility
    • Alison Taylor
    • $611,130

  • Quantifying the Geomorphic, Ecological, and Socioeconomic Impacts of Shoreline Management Strategies: A Multi-disciplinary Approach
    • Devon Eulie
    • $13,334

  • RUI: Precision Test of Fundamental Symmetries via Light Pseudoscalar Meson Decay
    • Liping Gan
    • $90,297