UNC Charlotte’s Leadership In COVID Research Fuels Record-Breaking Funding

The ongoing focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and UNC Charlotte’s leadership in detecting the presence of coronavirus and monitoring the presence of new variants through wastewater testing and sequencing — on campus and in the greater Charlotte community and beyond — prompted significant external support. Research awards grew 11.8% from fiscal year 2019-20 to fiscal year 2020-21. “The remarkable growth of external investment reflects the increasing and far-reaching impact of UNC Charlotte researchers and the outstanding work they are leading in our community, throughout the state and region, and across the globe,”  said Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber.