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The Office of Strategic Research Priorities (OSRP) coordinates efforts within our School to develop research proposals, apply for grants from public agencies and private foundations, provide assistance in managing budgets and research operations, and disseminate research findings through publications and presentations.

OSRP works closely with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at UNC-Chapel Hill to ensure that our School is known internationally for its research in key areas of social work, including child welfare, interpersonal violence, and aging.


Sheryl Zimmerman, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, 919-962-6417