Wave of Success: First Hire in UNCW’s Coastal Engineering Program Nets Major NSF Grant

Only weeks into his faculty position, Ryan S. Mieras submitted his first grant proposal as a UNC Wilmington employee not quite eight months ago. The proposal has yielded an impressive award from the National Science Foundation totaling $925,975 to develop an instrument for measuring sand movement at shorelines, leading to the development of more resilient coastal communities.

UNC-Chapel Hill sets a record year for research as new grant awards top $1 billion

For the first time in the university’s history, annual new awards for research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have exceeded the $1 billion mark. The record amount in new grants, contracts and awards received in the fiscal year that concluded June 30 comes largely from sources outside of North Carolina primarily from federal research agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations.

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