Funding

The Research Development Office can assist faculty in finding research funding for individual, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary research funding. Contact:

  • Research Development Office
  • (919) 513-0139
  • Campus Box 7018, Raleigh, NC 27695-7018
  • Springboard Innovation Hub, Poulton Innovation Center, 1021 Main Campus Dr., Raleigh NC 27606

New Funding Opportunities

The funding opportunities listed below may be of interest to the NC State research community. To the best of our knowledge, these opportunities are not institutionally limited. For limited submissions, go to http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/funding/ltd-sub-opps/. If you are aware of other funding programs that may be of interest at NC State, please contact the Research Development Office.

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Agency Due Date:
Instrument
Type:
AgencyOpportunityPotential Award
8/28/15NSFNSF 13-542: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
LOI: 8/30/15
Application: 9/30/15
NIH, NIEHSRFA-ES-15-012: Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR): Engineered Nanomaterials Resource and Coordination CoreUp to $800,000.
Pre-Application: 8/31/15
Application: 11/16/15
DODW81XWH-15-OPORP- PORA: Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research ProgramUp to $500,000.
LOI: 9/2/15
(Full applications by invitation only)
Beckman FoundationBeckman Young Investigators Awards$750,000
9/4/2015NIH, BARDAPA-AFRL-AFOSR-2015-0001: The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Special Projects
LOI: 9/6/15
Application: 10/6/15
NIH, etc.PA-AFRL-AFOSR-2015-0001: Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Development of Software Tools and Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High NeedUp to $300,000 for three years.
9/8/15White paperDoDONR-15-FOA-0011: FY 2016 Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)$1M - $2.5M/year (up to 5 years).
LOI: 9/8/15
Proposal:
10/9/15
NSFNSF 15-570: Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research-Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT)Up to $200,000.
LOI: 9/13/15
Application: 9/17/2015
DOEDE-FOA-0001358: FY 2016 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics$40M allocated to program.
LOI: 9/25/15
Preliminary: 10/23/15
NSFNSF 15-589: Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers (ERC) $3.5M for the first year.
Preliminary: 9/21/15
Full: 1/14/16
NSFNSF 15-591: Ideas Lab: Measuring "Big G" ChallengeUp to $2M.
9/25/15White paperARO, ONR, AFOSRPA-AFRL-AFOSR-2015-0001: FY 2016 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) funding for instrumentation to conduct research of interest to DoD$50K - $1.5M (one-time acquisition).
10/5/15NIH, etc.PA-13-248: Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health (R01)Up to $2M annually, for 3 years.
LOI: 10/10/15
Application: 11/10/15
NIH/NICHDRFA-HD-16-011: Pelvic Floor Disorders Network Data Coordinating Center (U24) Up to $1.6M annually.
LOI: 10/15/10
Full: 1/8/16
Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationDeveloping and Testing Retrievable Devices and
Scaffolds For Beta Cell Replacement Therapies
Up to $2M.
10/16/15NIH, FDARFA-FD-15-031: Building towards Statistically-Based Pharmaceutical Quality Standards (U01)Up to $2M, over 3 years.
10/16/15NIH, FDARFA-FD-15-036: Evaluating Quality Metrics for Risk-Based Surveillance of Drug Manufacturing Operations and Facilities (U01)
10/17/15NC Biotech CenterInstitutional Development GrantUp to $200,000
10/20/15NSFNSF 15-091: Dear Colleague Letter: U.S. - China Joint Research Projects in Environmental SustainabilityUp to $500,000 for 4 years.
10/20/15NSFNSF 15-091: Dear Colleague Letter: U.S. - China Joint Research Projects in Environmental SustainabilityUp to $500,000 annually, for 4 years.
10/30/15White PaperDepartment of the Air Force BAA-AFRL-RIK-2015-0006: Next Generation Intelligence Collection and Analyses$1M-3M annually, for 3 years.
10/30/15White PaperDepartment of the Air ForceBAA-AFRL-RIK-2015-0007: Improved Networking Through Embedded Processing and SensingVarious
11/4/15NSFNSF 15-091: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
11/4/15NSFNSF 15-593: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Various
LOI: 11/10/15
Full: 1/20/16
NSFNSF 15-590: CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)Various
11/17/15NSFNSF 14-601: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)Up to $1.8M
12/1/15Beckman FoundationArnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award$57,000-$67,000
12/1/15NSFNSF 15-588: Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
Anytime (non-training)

12/2/2015 (training)
NSFPA-AFRL-AFOSR-2015-0001: Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program
12/7/2015NSFNSF 15-592: Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)Various
12/9/15NEHCollaborative Research GrantsUp to $100,000
(LOI - 12/14/15)
1/14/16
NIH, NIAPA-AFRL-AFOSR-2015-0001: Networks to Develop Priority Areas of Behavioral & Social Research (R24)$175,000
1/15/16NSFNSF 15-521: Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys - R&D, U.S. S&T Competitiveness, STEM Education, S&T Workforce$750,000 for 7-12 awards.
LOI: 1/17/16
Application: 2/17/17
NIH, NIDDK, NIAIDRFA-DK-15-030: Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award (DP2)$300,000 per year, for up to 5 years.
3/2/16NIH, FICPAR-15-291: International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)
3/8/16NSFNSF 15-537: STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)
7/19/16NEHHumanities Collections & Reference ResourcesVarious. Up to $350,000 for up to 3 years.
6/8/16NEHDigital Projects for the PublicVarious. Up to $400,000.
6/21/16NEHResearch & DevelopmentUp to $350,000 for up to 3 years.
8/2/16DARPADARPA-BAA-15-54: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wideUp to $700,000


Current Limited Submission Opportunities

Some agencies limit the number of proposals an institution may submit to a specific program. The Research Development Office attempts to identify all opportunities of interest to the NC State research community and coordinates the submission process with the colleges.  If you are aware of other programs that are institutionally limited, please notify the Research Development Office so that they may be announced.  Following the contact requirements for limited submissions ensures eligibility for proposals moving forward and minimizes the risk of all proposals from NC State being rejected by the funding agency for non-compliance.  Learn more about NC State’s limited submission process.

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StatusOpportunity
Open for internal planningNSF ADVANCE – Institutional Transformation Catalyst Track
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: August 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent (required): October 5, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: November 3, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningNIH/NIA Older Americans Independence Centers (OAIC)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: August 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent (required): September 21, 2015
Full Proposal: October 21, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningOccupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: August 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent (required): October 2, 2015
Full Proposal: December 3, 2015, 5:00 pm
Open for internal planningNSF Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Limit: 3 per institution; Two proposals may have an engineering focus and one proposal may have a computer and/or information science focus.
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: August, 21 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: September 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningNEH Summer Stipends
Limit: 2 full-time faculty members per institution.
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: August 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: October 1, 2015
Open for internal planningNSF ADVANCE - Institutional Transformation Track
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: August 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent (required): November 5, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: January 20, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningNSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
Limit: 2 per institution; no more than 1 per category
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: September 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent: October 16, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Letter of Intent: November 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningSimons Foundation Math+X Program
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: September 9, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Nomination Submission: October 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningNIH/NICHD Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: September 11, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: November 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningW.M. Keck Foundation Research Program
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: September 11, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: May 2, 2016, 4:30 p.m. (PT)
Full proposal (by invitation only): August 15, 2016, 4:30 p.m. (PT).
Open for internal planningNIH/NIEHS Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: September 18, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent: October 30, 2015
Application: November 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m
Open for internal planningNSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Limit: 3 per institution; Note: If three proposals are submitted, at least one proposal must be for instrument development (Track 2). No more than two proposals may be submitted for instrument acquisition (Track 1).
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: September 25, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: January 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Open for internal planningNSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Limit: 1 per institution as the sole/lead
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: October 2, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full proposal: February 16, 2016, 5:00 p.m
Open for internal planningNIH/NIGMS Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: October 16, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent: December 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m
Application: January 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m
Open for internal planningNIH/NIGMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: October 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: January 25, 2016, 5:00 p.m
Open for internal planningNSF Research Traineeship (NRT) - Cycle 2
Limit: 2 per institution: Traineeship Track; Note: If 2 proposals are submitted, at least one must be Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE).
1 per institution: Innovations in Graduate Education Track
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: October 27, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI (optional): December 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: February 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Closed: PI SelectedNSF Improving Undergraduate STEM education: Pathways to Geoscience
Limit: 1 per institution, as the lead; no limit as a partner institution.
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent (required): August 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: October 5, 5:00 p.m.
Closed: PI SelectedNIH/NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent: August 17, 2015
Full Proposal: September 17, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NSF Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: August 31, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.IMLS National Conservation Assessment Program
Limit: 1 per organization
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: September 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: September 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Limit: 3 per organization; 1 per collection.
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Application: September 10, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP)
Limit: 3, as the lead institution; no limit as a partner institution.
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Preliminary Proposal: September 16, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: February 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Contact your college research office if interested.NSF S-STEM
Limit: 1 per college
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: September 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH/NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA)
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: September 24, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Limit: 1 Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal per organization as the lead.
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 24, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: October 9, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH/NIGMS Bridges to the Doctorate
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Full Proposal: September 25, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 31, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent: September 2, 2015
Full Proposal: October 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Closed. PI selected.NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award
Limit: 1 per institution
Internal due dates:
Notification of Interest: July 31, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
Letter of Intent: September 25, 2015
Full Proposal: October 25, 2015, 5:00 p.m.


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