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Research at Carolina is broad, deep, and growing. Whether it’s inquiry and scholarship in the arts and humanities, biomedical research, clinical or basic science, or scholarly writing in its myriad forms, research is at the core of innovation, discovery, and scholarly production. Learn more about research at Carolina.

Summer Writing Group

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The SWG Program, which runs May to August, brings together faculty members from all disciplines and career stages in small peer groups to help spur writing productivity and foster cross-disciplinary connections relevant to writing projects. Peer groups meet regularly throughout the summer and have the freedom to structure their writing group activities. As part of the SWG Program, the CFE offers a Special Topics Series of workshops for all participants. Register for writing group session.

Fulbright Scholars


CFE Research supports aspiring Fulbright Scholars by providing application assistance (including individual consultations and mock reviews), publicizing application and award information and timelines, holding Fulbright information sessions, facilitating connection of aspiring and past grantees, and holding Fulbright Day in partnership with the Center for Global Initiatives’ Fulbright Student Scholars program. Darin Knapp is UNC’s Fulbright Scholar Liaison. Learn more about Fulbright Scholars.

Research Foundations Workshops

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Research Foundations workshops, offered as part of CFE’s August Faculty Foundations Program, introduce faculty to UNC’s research support system and related resources.

Topics include: Introduction to Research Support at Carolina, How the Health Sciences Library Supports and Partners with Carolina Researchers, Initiating and Funding Your Research Project: Where do I Start?, Intro to Odum Research Institute Services: Need Help with Data, Design, Analysis?, Compliance and Ethics in Research at Carolina.

SoTL Faculty Learning Community

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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) brings together CFE’s Research and Teaching & Learning initiatives to support faculty interested in taking the steps to improve undergraduate and graduate student learning at UNC and beyond. CFE Research coordinates and facilitates a SoTL Faculty Learning Community that meets monthly throughout the academic year. Contact Darin Knapp with questions.

Research and Assessment Consultations

CFE Research staff can provide individual consultations on grants, assessments, writing, Fulbright Scholars information and support, SOTL Faculty Learning Community, and more. Request a research consultation.