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:
- What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity and how well does the proposed activity broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic, etc.)?
- What may be the benefits of the proposed activity to society?
- Are there strategies for recruiting, supporting, and graduating high-quality participants, particularly from underrepresented groups including persons with disabilities?
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.
The 41 Counties of Eastern North Carolina