Resources for Getting Involved

Monthly Connect – The Strategic Partnerships Monthly Connect is a series of virtual and in-person (pre-COVID-19) panel discussions on topics relevant to partnerships among state government, research institutions including colleges/universities, philanthropy, and others. The Monthly Connect series is open to anyone interested in attending.

Agency Research Points of Contact – Cabinet members have designated "points of entry" contacts for college/university and other research institution representatives who need an initial contact for potential partnerships such as research projects, grant proposals, and other collaborative opportunities. 

Research & Development Office (North Carolina Department of Transportation) – Oversees transportation-related research for the Department. The Office solicits ideas and proposals, oversees the selection process, and manages all State Planning and Research funded research projects. 

NC State University Partnership Portal – The Office of Partnerships at NC State University developed a partnership portal for external entities to showcase opportunities, such as research projects, product testing, design challenges and other specialized needs. Opportunities submitted to the portal will be distributed to NC State faculty so they can submit tailored proposals to solve these challenges.

UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Coordination for State Government and University Partnerships – The ncIMPACT Initiative coordinates the process of state agencies requesting assistance from UNC-Chapel Hill and/or information about services/expertise, as well as the University's response(s) to those requests from relevant schools and units. As policy engagement director, Emily Gangi is the primary contact for state agencies and serves as liaison to identified contacts in various UNC-CH schools and units. She may be reached at and (919) 966-4253. 

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