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The Translational Research Ethics Grant Program was established to foster ethics-focused research on clinical and translational research practices. Proposals involving qualitative and/or quantitative approaches are welcome. Applicants may request up to $10,000 for one year.

This award is offered through a collaboration between the UNC Center for Bioethics and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS).

Next Submission Due Date: To Be Announced


Some research ethics issues include, but are not limited to, ethical aspects of:

  • Research recruitment Informed consent
  • Return of unanticipated research results
  • Return of research results with questionable therapeutic value
  • Conflict of interest
  • Commercialization of biomedical research
  • Research with vulnerable populations such as prisoners, children, or the socioeconomically disenfranchised
  • Research with families and communities
  • Research with the recently deceased
  • Research with stored biological specimens
  • Research with animals such as:
    • Balancing harms and potential benefits
    • Promoting alternatives
    • Impact on researchers and technicians
    • Human-animal bonding and care-taking responsibilities

For more information or questions about the Research Ethics Grant Program, please contact Warren Whipple, TraCS Research Ethics Administrator.