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The Graduate School is seeking to identify students who have obtained external funding for their graduate education. By completing this survey and listing any external funding that you are receiving, you may become eligible for official recognition by the University. You will also be assisting the University in its efforts to remain a leading research institution.

Please report any external funding that will support you in your academic program during the 2019-2020 academic year (July 1, 2019-June 20, 2020). You should report funding for each year that you are supported. (For example, if you win a three-year award, you should report it each year for three years.)


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Please complete the survey by October 15, 2019 to be entered in a prize giveaway (more details below).


Eligibility criteria

  • External funding: You applied directly to a sponsor outside of the University. Funding applied through a UNC research center is not eligible, even if the funding originates from an external agency.
  • PI requirement: For funding related to research projects, you must be listed as the Principal Investigator (PI). You cannot have been nominated by your department for the award.
  • Compete with non-UNC applicants: The funding is awarded through a widely competitive process. You must have competed directly with students from other universities or other external applicants
  • No service requirement: You must not be required to conduct work outside of your research or return to a paid position in exchange for the funding.


Ineligible awards

  • Award competitions that are only open to UNC graduate students or local graduate students
  • UNC Institutional training grants/traineeships
  • Internships or employer-paid benefits
  • Examples of ineligible awards include: FLAS Fellowships, IGERT Traineeships, and Graduate School Merit Assistantships


Prize giveaway

By completing the survey, you are automatically entered into a giveaway to receive one of two $100 gift cards to UNC Student Stores. A winner for each of these prizes will be selected at random from the respondents. Surveys completed after October 15, 2019 will not be entered into the giveaway.



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