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

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.

Show current list of new funding opportunities

AgencyOpportunityPotential AwardAgency Due Date
NSFNSF 16-550: Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences$200,000 to $4,000,000Proposals Accepted Anytime
NSFPD 16-018Y: Cybermanufacturing SystemsUnspecifiedUnsolicited full proposals may be submitted at any time.
NIHPAR-15-346: Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)UnspecifiedMonthly on the 10th
NSFAPS-OAA-16-000001: USAID and the Private Sector: Partnering for ImpactUnspecified11/17/17
NSFNSF 16-608: Smart and Autonomous Systems Foundational Projects: $350,000 - $700,000; Integrative Projects: $500,000 - $1.4M12/11/17
DOD (Office of Naval Research)N00014-17-S-F002: FY17 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce ProgramUp to $750,000Will remain open until 12/31/17
DODN00014-17-S-F015: FY2018 Vannevar Bush Faculty FellowshipUnspecified1/18/18
NIHPAR-16-417: NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)Up to $150,000LOI: 30 days prior
Full Application: 2/24/18
NIHNIH PAR-17-316: Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41)Up to $800,000 annually1/25/18

(Pre-application recommended)
DOD (Engineer Research and Development Center)W912HZ-17-BAA-01: 2017 Broad Agency AnnouncementUnspecified1/31/2018
DODHR001117S0015: DARPA Strategic TechnologiesUnspecified3/21/18
NSFNSF 14-585: Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)$10m available for 3-10 awards6/5/18
NSFNSF 17-541: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program$800,000 - $3M (Depending on track)8/29/18
NSFNSF 16-577: Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS)$10m available for 5-10 awards9/12/18
DOD (Defense Threat Reduction Agency)HDTRA1-17-S-0002: Science and Technology New InitiativesUnspecifiedOpen through October 2021

Current Limited Submission Opportunities

Some funding agencies limit the number of proposals an institution may submit to a specific program. The Research Development Office (RDO) is charged with managing these programs internally to ensure compliance with agency requirement. The RDO attempts to identify all limited submission opportunities of interest to the NC State research community and coordinates the submission process with the colleges. Click on “Learn More” below to see the list of current limited submission opportunities. These opportunities are announced in the table below and through the funding listserv. If you are aware of a limited submission opportunity that is not posted below, please contact Marie Grubbs in the RDO, so it can be announced.

Show current list of limited submission opportunities

Closed for internal competition.NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Limit - 2 proposals per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 11/16/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 2/1/18
Open for internal planning.

Please complete the Notification of Interest Form if interested.
Moore Inventor Fellows
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - 11/30/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination deadline: 2/12/18; Application Materials: 3/5/18
Closed. PIs selected.NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Limit - 2 per organization, as lead or not
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 10/12/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 12/6/17; Full Proposal: 2/6/18
Closed for internal competition.This RFP has not been released yet, but is anticipated this fall.

NSF Science and Technology Center

Limit - 3 preliminary proposals per organization (from previous RFP)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 10/12/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Unknown at this time
Closed. PI Selected.NSF CISE Infrastructure
Limit - 3 Institutional Infrastructure proposals (No limit on Community Infrastructure)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 10/19/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Preliminary Proposal: 11/2/17; Full Proposal: 1/11/18
Contact your college research office if interested.NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Limit - 1 per college awarding STEM degrees
Internal due dates - Contact your college research office for information
Agency due dates - 3/28/18
Contact if interested.NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
Limit - 3 per organization, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/14/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - 11/20/17
Contact if interested.NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub
Limit - 1 per organization, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/14/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - 11/27/17
Closed for internal competition.NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Limit - Three; if three proposals are submitted, at least one proposal must be for instrument development (Track 2).
Internal due dates - LOI: 7/20/17, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates - Application: 2/5/18
Closed.Blavatnik National Awards
Limit - 1 per category
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/7/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination Deadline: 11/15/17
Closed. NC State has an active award and is ineligible to reapply until 2022.NIH Science Education Partnership Award (NIH SEPA)
Limit - 1 application per institution, 1 award per institution
Internal due dates - N/A
Agency due dates - 11/20/17

Internal Funding Programs

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

Scholar Awards

These scholar awards exist to assist early career faculty with jump-starting independent 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

Access to, NC State instructions, and contact information.

Subscribe to the Funding Opportunity Listserv

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