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
NASANNH16ZEA001N-AATT: Advanced Air Transport Technology (AATT) ProjectUp to $200K per year, for 3 years4/14/16 - 4/30/17
NIHPAR-16-358: NIA Program Project Applications (P01)UnspecifiedLOI: 30 days prior to due date
Application: 5/25/17
Defense Science OfficeDARPA-BAA-16-46: Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wideUnspecifiedExecutive Summary: 5/2/17
Abstract: 5/23/17
Full Proposal: 6/22/17
NIHPAR-16-053: High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)$600,000 - $2M5/16/17
NIHPAR-17-046: Exploratory Research for Technology Development (R21)Up to $275,000LOI: 30 days prior
Full application: 6/16/17; 10/16/17
NIHPAR-17-074: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)Up to $600,0005/31/17
NSFNSF 14-585: Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)$10m available for 3-10 awards6/6/17
NIHPA-17-085: Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications (R21)Up to $275,0006/16/17
DARPA DARPA-BAA-16-51: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide BAAUnspecifiedAbstract: 6/30/17
Full Proposal: 8/25/17
NSFNSF 11-581: GeoinformaticsUnspecified7/1/17
NSFNSF 17-537: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)Unspecified7/19/17 - 7/21/17 (depending on area)
NSFNSF 17-541: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program$800,000 - $3M (Depending on track)8/29/2017
NSFPD 12-8086: Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS)Unspecified9/1/17 - 9/15/17
NSFPD 17-1464: Engineering and Systems Design (ESD)Unspecified9/1/17 - 9/15/17
NSFPD 17-8092: Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP)Unspecified9/1/17 - 9/15/17
NSFPD 17-1788: Nanomanufacturing (NM)Unspecified9/1/17 - 9/15/17
NSFPD 17-8085: Systems Science (SYS)Unspecified9/1/17 - 9/15/17
NC Biotechnology CenterInstitutional Development$200,000October 2017
NSFAPS-OAA-16-000001: USAID and the Private Sector: Partnering for ImpactUnspecified11/17/17
NSFNSF 16-608: Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS)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
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
DOD (Engineer Research and Development Center)W912HZ-17-BAA-01: 2017 Broad Agency AnnouncementUnspecified1/31/2018
DODHR001117S0015: DARPA Strategic TechnologiesUnspecified3/21/18

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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Open for internal planning.UNC-GA Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) and UNC Inter-institutional Planning Grant (IPG) Program
Limit - 4 (for each program)
Internal due dates - Pre-Proposal: 4/12/17
Agency due dates - Pre Proposal: 4/19/17; Full Proposal (by invitation): 5/26/17
Contact if interested.Tomorrow’s Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 2/14/17
Agency due dates - Application: 5/2/17
Contact if interested.Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)
Limit - 1 per organization, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 4/6/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 9/18/17
Closed. PI Selected.NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
Limit - 1 per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 3/23/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 4/24/17; Application: 5/24/17
Closed. PIs selected.Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Innovators in Science Award (Neuroscience)
Limit - 1 per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 3/23/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination Deadline: 4/26/17
Closed.Keck Research Grants
Limit - 1 per category
Internal due dates - White Paper: 1/11/17
Agency due dates - Pre-Application Counseling: January 1, 2017 – February 15, 2017; Application: May 2, 2017, 4:30 p.m. (PT)
Closed. PI selected.Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Limit - 1 per institution, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 12/1/16, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Preliminary Proposal: 2/14/17; Full Proposal: 5/16/17
Contact if interested.NIH Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate – Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR)
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 2/23/17
Agency due dates - Application: 5/24/17
Internal competition details for the 2018 submission available at the link to the right. 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: 1/10/18
Closed. PI Selected.NIH Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 2/23/17
Agency due dates - Application: 5/25/17
Closed. PI Selected.NEA Art Works
Limit - 1 per organization, per fiscal year
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 1/5/17
Agency due dates - 2/16/17
Closed. PI Selected.Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Limit - 1 per organization (as lead)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 11/3/16, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Application: 2/10/17
Closed. PIs selected.NSF Research Traineeship Program
Limit - 2 per institution: Traineeship Track; 2 per institution: Innovations in Graduate Education Track
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: July 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates - LOI (required): December 9, 2016; Full Proposal: February 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Closed. PI selected.NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Limit - 1 per organization (as lead)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 11/3/16, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Application: 2/15/17

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

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Funding Databases + Search Tools

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