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.

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AgencyOpportunityPotential AwardAgency Due Date
NSFPD 14-7222: Office of Special Programs in Materials ResearchUnspecifiedFull Proposal Accepted Anytime
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
NSFPD 12-8084: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)UnspecifiedSeptember - December 2016 (depending on program)
NSFNSF 16-580: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)Up to $3M10/12/16 - 12/15/16 (depending on project type)
NSFNSF 16-566: Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY)Up to $3M10/26/16 - 2/1/17 (depending on program)
NSFNSF 15-588: Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)Unspecified12/1/16
NSFNSF 15-592:
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
Up to $5M12/5/16
NEHCollaborative Research GrantsUp to $300,00012/7/16
DOE/USDANSF 17-520: Plant Feedstocks Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Funding Opportunity Announcement USDA, DOEUp to $400,000 annuallyPre-Application: 12/7/16
Full Application: 2/15/17
: National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications (P01)
Not LimitedLOI: 30 days prior; Application: 1/12/17; 5/25/17; 9/25/17
NSFNSF 15-584: CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) Up to $1.3MCapacity Track: 12/15/16
NSFNSF 16-608: Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS)Foundational Projects: $350,000 - $700,000; Integrative Projects: $500,000 - $1.4M12/19/2016
DOEDE-FOA-0001650: Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels and
Up to $5M per yearPre-Application: 12/19/16
Full Application: 3/20/17
NIHPAR-16-358: NIA Program Project Applications (P01)UnspecifiedLOI: 30 days prior to due date
Application: 1/25/17; 5/25/17
NIH/NIARFA-AG-17-002: Characterization of Circulating Pro- and Anti-Geronic Proteins and Peptides (R01)Up to $1.4MLOI (required): 1/2/17
Full Application: 2/2/17
NSFNSF 16-613: Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)Up to $1.6M1/3/17 - 1/17/17
NSFNSF 17-500: Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs)Pilot Demonstration: Up to $500,000
Early Implementation: Up to $4M
NSFNSF 16-615: Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I (TRIPODS)$1.2M - $1.5MLOI: 1/4/17 - 1/19/17; Full Proposal: 3/1/17 - 3/15/17
NSFNSF 15-527: Research Coordination Networks (RCN)Varies, dependent on track1/4/17
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R41/R42)
Phase 1: $150,000
Phase 2: $1M
Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R43/R44)
Phase 1: $150,000
Phase 2: $1M
DOD (Department of the Navy)N00024-17-R-4303: Biomedical Research and Diving Equipment DevelopmentPre-Proposal: 1/6/17
Full Proposal (by invitation only): 3/31/17
RTI InternationalRTI University Scholars ProgramHalf of each scholar's salary and fringe to spend scholarly leave time at RTI1/9/17
NSFNSF 17-519: Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS) UnspecifiedLOI: 1/9/17
Full Proposal: 2/6/17
NSFNSF 16-605:
Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX)
Up to $1M1/10/17
NSFNSF 15-585: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)UnspecifiedDevelopment and Implementation: 1/11/17
NSFNSF 16-603:
Algorithms in the Field (AitF)
Up to $800,0001/12/17 - 1/26/17
NSFNSF 17-507: Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)$300,000-$500,0001/18/17
NIHPAR-17-046: Exploratory Research for Technology Development (R21)Up to $275,000LOI: 30 days prior
Full application: 2/16/17; 6/16/17; 10/16/17
NSFNSF 17-520: Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies Up to $550,0002/10/17
NSFNSF 17-510: Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD)Approximately $100,000 - $150,0002/21/17
NSFNSF 17-523: Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2017Up to $2M2/21/17
NSFNSF 16-532: Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2: SSE & SSI)~$800,000SSE Proposals: 2/21/17

SSI Proposals: 9/19/17
NSFNSF 17-514: PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF)Approximately $200,0002/23/17
NIHPAR-16-417: NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)Up to $150,000LOI: 30 days prior
Full Application: 2/24/17, 2/24/18
NIHPAR-16-416: NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)Up to $100,0002/28/17; 6/27/17; 10/26/17 ...
NIHPAR-17-002: International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)Salary and other program-related expenses3/2/2017
NASANNH16ZEA001N-AATT: Advanced Air Transport Technology (AATT) ProjectUp to $200K per year, for 3 years4/14/16 - 4/30/17
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
NSFNSF 11-581: GeoinformaticsUnspecified7/1/17
NSFAPS-OAA-16-000001: USAID and the Private Sector: Partnering for ImpactUnspecified11/17/17
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

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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Closed for internal competitionInclusion 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
Open for internal planning.Moore Inventor Fellows
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 12/8/16, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination information: 2/8/17; All application materials: 3/1/17
Contact if interested.CDC Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: August 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates - LOI (optional): September 30, 2016; Full Application: December 1, 2016
Contact if interested.NSF: Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN)Supporting the Next Phase of NCN Nodes Programs
Limit - One proposal per node content area (3 areas)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/8/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates - LOI (required): 11/3/16, 5:00 p.m
Full Proposal Deadline: 12/2/16
Contact if interested.IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED)
Limit - 2 per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 10/20/16, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 12/9/16; Full Proposal: 1/18/17
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. PIs selected.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: 7/14/16, 5:00 p.m.
Agency due dates - Application: 1/11/17
Closed. PI Selected.Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS)
Limit - 1 per institution, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 10/6/16, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 1/13/17
Closed.NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
Limit - 1 per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 11/10/16, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - 1/27/17
Closed for internal competition.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. 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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