The Collaboratory is playing an important role in leading research projects that address the most critical environmental and natural resource issues in the state.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees was briefed in a September 28 presentation on the Collaboratory’s role in connecting environmental research at the state’s universities to policy-makers at the state and local levels.
In the 2016 State Budget, the North Carolina General Assembly established the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory (the “Collaboratory”) to utilize and disseminate the environmental research expertise of the University of North Carolina for practical use by state and local government.
Consistent with its mission to utilize and disseminate the environmental research expertise of the University of North Carolina for practical use by state and local government the NC Policy Collaboratory has announced a set of funded projects for the 2017-18 academic year.
The North Carolina Policy Collaboratory is funding several research projects in response to Hurricane Matthew. UNC faculty and staff are working with communities on the ground to meet current response needs and better prepare for future disasters.