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 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.

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
NSFNSF 16-577: Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS)$10m available for 5-10 awards9/13/17
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
NIHNIH PAR-17-316: Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41)Up to $800,000 annually9/25/17

(Pre-application recommended)
NSFNSF 17-578:
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2018 (EFRI-2018)
Up to $2mLOI: 9/29/17
Preliminary Proposal: 10/25/17
Full Proposal: 2/23/18
NSFNSF PD 12-8084: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)Unspecified9/1/17 - 8/31/18 (depending on research area)
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
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)8/29/2018
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

StatusOpportunity
Open for internal planning.

Complete Notification of Interest Form if interested.
Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS)
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/28/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination Deadline: 10/31/17
Open for internal planning.

Complete Notification of Interest Form if interested.
Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award
Limit - 1 per STEM2D discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, or Design)
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/21/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Application Deadline: 10/31/17
Open for internal planning.

Complete Notification of Interest Form if interested.
Simons Foundation Math+X Investigators
Limit - 1 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 9/28/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination Deadline: 10/31/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu 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 limited-submission@ncsu.edu 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. PIs selected.NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 7/21/17, 4:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 8/22/17; Full Application: 9/22/17
Closed. Nominees selected.Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical Research Scholar and Grant Programs
Limit - 1 per Program
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 6/22/17, 5:00 pm
Program due dates
Mallinckrodt Foundation Grants application: 8/1/17
Searle Scholars Program application: 9/29/17
Pew Biomedical Scholars application: 10/23/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites
Limit - Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. No more than two of the three proposals may have an engineering focus and only one of the three proposals may have a computer and/or information science focus.
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 7/27/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 10/10/17
Open for internal planning. Complete Notification of Interest Form if interested.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 - 1/11/18
Closed for internal competition.NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Limit - 2 per institution, whether as lead or as partner
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest 8/17/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Application: 10/27/17
Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested.NIH Research Infrastructure for Centers Conducting Population Dynamics Science FY 2018 (P2C)
Limit - 1 per organization
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 8/17/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - LOI: 10/27/17; Full Application: 11/27/17
Closed. Applicants selected.Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
Limit - 2 per institution
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 8/31/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Nomination deadline: 11/1/17
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: 1/10/18
Closed for internal competition.NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Limit - 3 per institution, as lead
Internal due dates - Notification of Interest: 8/24/17, 5:00 pm
Agency due dates - Full Proposal: 11/6/17
Physical Sciences & Engineering and Chemistry categories closed. Nominees selected.

Contact limited-submission@ncsu.edu if interested in the Life Sciences category.
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


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 grants.gov Portal

Access to grants.gov, 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.