The UNC Institute for the Environment (IE) offers a variety of services to principal investigators and their students, and to research associates. We provide support for proposal development and submission, including project budgeting. We also provide administration, including periodic reporting, for funded research projects. Our services and capabilities also include assistance with research dissemination. The links on this page describe these services, and provide additional information on the research proposal process as it is conducted at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The UNC Institute for the Environment also maintains related information, such as a listing of all of the University’s environmental and clean tech faculty.

Pre-Award Proposal Process

Post-Award Proposal Process

Information for Researchers

Institute Resources

The Institute for the Environment offers many resources to those wishing to conduct their research through it. These include:

Resource Contact person Contact Info Specifics
Administrative Assistance Myra Walters Burke
Business Manager
myrawaltersburke@unc.edu
(919) 843-8593
Proposal Preparation; Post-Award
Facilities Assistance Rusty Rogers
Administrative Support Specialist
rustyr@email.unc.edu
(919) 966-9922
Institute facilities.
Communications Emily Williams
Director of Communications
emilywilliams@unc.edu
(919) 962-0965
Public relations and communication strategies
Events Kathleen Clabby
Events Coordinator
kclabby@unc.edu
(919) 843-5699
Conferences, trainings, and other events
Web Programming Brian Naess
IT Research Developer
naess@unc.edu
(919) 966-9925
Custom web-site development in ColdFusion
GIS Services Brian Naess
IT Research Developer
naess@unc.edu
(919) 966-9925
Geospatial analysis; maps; custom python scripts for ArcGIS
Broader Impacts/Outreach Initiatives Katheen Gray
Associate Director for Outreach and Public Service
kgray@unc.edu
(919) 966-9799
Project planning and implementation, grant-writing support, project evaluation

Other Available Resources

The following centers are closely linked to the Institute: