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 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:
Watch (March)NIHPediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS): Sensor Development Projects for Asthma (U01)

Estimated publication date of announcement: March 2015
First estimated application due date: May 2015
Earliest estimated award date: September 2015
Earliest estimated start date: September 2015

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) intends to promote a new Program by publishing three Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) to solicit applications for research on the development of sensor-based health monitoring systems for pediatric asthma.
3/16/15RTI / NIHNIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core at RTI International (RTI RCMRC)
Applications are being solicited for pilot project to be conducted during the 2015 grant year. Awards are intended to support projects that will provide preliminary data for new extramural proposal submissions. The review process will emphasize innovation and the potential of the project, if successful, to have a signi!cant impact on an important research problem. Young investigators and investigators who are new to the field of metabolomics are especially encouraged to apply. read more >>
3/13/15Gates FoundationGrand Challenge: Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) (Japanese - non-Japanese partnership)
3/27/15Gates FoundationGrand Challenge: Saving Lives at Birth
3/30/15Gates FoundationGrand Challenge: All Children Reading
4/1/15Gates FoundationGrand Challenge: Tracking & Tracing Books
4/1/15KIETSKenan Creative Collaboratory
The Kenan Creative Collaboratory, a special program to incubate innovative projects that focus on research, education, economic development, performance, ethics, or policy and practice, as well as topics that cut across these areas. Proposals for Kenan Creative Collaboratory projects must draw participants from two or more of the four institutions that house a Kenan Institute. read more >>
4/13/15NOAAStrengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes"
The NOAA Office of Education (OEd) has issued Funding Opportunity Number NOAA-SEC-OED-2015-2004408. A successful project will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.

Two informational webinars with the program officers will occur on March 9, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT and March 10, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT. NOTE: the same content will be presented in both webinars. Register for one of the webinars by 12:00 PM EST on March 6, 2015,by emailing Include in the Subject line of the email: "Register for ELG15 FFO Webinar" and in the body of the email, provide the interested party's name(s), institution, telephone number, and email address and indicate the preferred webinar date. An email response from will be sent with the login information and date for the webinar. Whenever possible, individuals from the same institution should try to join the webinar from the same computer/phone line.
4/20/15DHHSPhase I Research on Integrity
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is soliciting applications for projects to conduct innovative research related to the prevention of research misconduct, protection of whistleblowers, and the furtherance of research integrity in the United States and abroad. read more >>
4/28/15US Army Research Development & Engineering CommandArmy Educational Outreach Program
The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) cooperative agreement (COA) is soliciting proposals for a single-award to a recipient, who will carry out the K-College STEM education and outreach programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of the Army to help address the nation’s need of a diverse, agile and highly competent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literate talent pool. Through the AEOP COA award, the Army envisions the government to work with a recipient with an established consortium of organizations to collaboratively advance Army-sponsored STEM education and outreach programs, conducted across the United States, Puerto Rico as well as DoD locations in Europe and the Pacific.

An Opportunity Day Meeting will be held on February 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. at Crystal City (Arlington), VA. read more >>
4/28/15US DOEdFulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition. Institutions of higher education in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. Students must apply through their institutions.
5/13/15Gates FoundationGrand Challenge: Grand Challenges Explorations
5/15/15DHHSResearch Integrity - Funding for Conferences
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) seeks to support conferences to develop multi-disciplinary networks to build upon existing evidence-based research and stimulate innovative approaches to preventing research misconduct and promoting research integrity. read more >>

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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Internal Notification DeadlineOpportunity
Note: If notification of interest exceeds agency limit, a link to CompetitionSpace will be created with instructions on submitting an internal proposal. If no link exists, the limit has not been reached. PIs who indicate interest will be notified via email the day after the internal notification deadline of their status.
NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) - Cycle 1
Participating candidates go to CompetitionSpace for internal review requirements.
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: February 25, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates:
LOI (optional): March 25, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Full Proposal: May 6, 2016 5:00 p.m.
10/27/2015NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) - Cycle 2
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.

Internal Funding Programs

NC State sponsored seed funding for interdisciplinary projects, faculty development, and discipline-specific research.

External Funding Agencies

Links to agency funding lists and notification websites.

Funding Databases + Search Tools

The NC State research community has access to two large funding opportunity databases, both of which may be accessed without a login from any on-campus computer.

NC State Portal

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Subscribe to the Funding Opportunity Listserv

The Research Development Office maintains a mailing list to notify faculty about the release of select solitications, including institutionally-limited opportunities.