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Eastern North Carolina Dataset Project

Eastern North Carolina Dataset Project

Many external funding agencies give careful consideration to how well proposed programs, projects, and activities illustrate the (proactive) inclusion of underrepresented groups in their projects before making funding decisions. This interest in diversity is often characterized in programs solicitations through questions such as:

Unfortunately, many ECU researchers have a challenging time locating data to support narrative describing eastern NC as an underrepresented rural region. The ENC Project is designed to assist researchers with addressing this needed and in so doing promote the creation of more competitive proposals.

The principle of diversity, broadening opportunities, and enabling the participation of all citizens including women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities is a core goal central to most funding agencies.

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