Tar Heel Bus Tour Partnership Program 2023
Request for Proposals: Supporting Collaborative Research to Address State and Local Issues
The North Carolina Collaboratory, headquartered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), is requesting proposals to support research partnerships arising from the 2019 and 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tours.
A total of $50,000 is available for this opportunity, and applicants may request up to $50,000 in direct costs for one year for research activities. Eligible applicants include passengers of the 2019 or 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tours working in teams of two or more. Please note: this is a new funding opportunity that is separate from the Tar Heel Bus Tour grants program available from the Carolina Center for Public Service.
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The purpose of this program is to foster collaborative research stemming from ideas or conversations that occurred as a result of the 2019 and 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tours. Research proposals should describe how funds will be used to build a research partnership arising from the Tar Heel Bus Tour that has the potential to address an issue or need that is currently affecting North Carolina, and thereby benefit people in the State.
- Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. April 14, 2023
- Award announcements: May 2023
- Award performance period: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
- Maximum funding request: Up to $50,000 direct costs per project.
- Who is eligible to apply?
- Applications will only be accepted from passengers of the 2019 or 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tour working in teams of two or more.
- What type of funds support this program?
- All awards will encompass reverting State funds. Accordingly, all funds awarded via this program must be used in accordance with State regulations found in Title 09, Subchapter 03M of the North Carolina Administrative Code.
- Are indirect costs allowed?
- No. As set forth in NCGS 116-255(c)(2), requests for indirect (F&A) costs are not permitted. If written documentation is required for this indirect cost restriction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is an Authorized Organizational Representative signature required for submission?
- For UNC-Chapel Hill proposals only, an Authorized Organizational Representative signature is not mandatory – a department-level signature is sufficient.