As part of UNC Kenan Flagler Business School, the Kenan Institute advances the understanding of entrepreneurship, economic development, and global commerce for the public good. The Kenan Institute partners with academics, policymakers, and business leaders to produce cutting-edge research initiatives, world-class conferences, and innovative educational programs.
The Kenan Institute is non-partisan.
Most research fellowships provide matching funds from other grants or institutional support. Recipients are typically associated with one of the Institute’s Core Initiatives or Affiliated Centers. Funding amounts vary by type of project. Contact Mark Little at Mark_Little@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
for details on the program and how to apply.
Many of our events are open to the public, while others are invitation-only. Please visit out events page
for more information on a particular event.
Gifts to the Kenan Institute are essential to our work in understanding the intersection of the private enterprise system, academic research, and public policy. Tax-deductible gifts to the Institute can be made at https://give.unc.edu
The Institute is supported through generous annual funding by the William R. Kenan Jr. Fund, public and private sector grants, corporate sponsorship, individual donations, and event fees.
The Frank Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise advances the understanding of entrepreneurship, economic development, and global commerce for the public good.
Frank Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Kenan Center Suite 300, 300 Kenan Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Campus Box 3440