NC State has several institutions with which it partners, including other universities and private institutions, to offer funding opportunities. These programs offer faculty the unique opportunity to collaborate with researchers at other organizations.

NC TraCS Pilot Projects

Next deadline: November 19, 2019

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Open Opportunities

UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program

  • Next Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • The 2019 Call includes a special RFA for Pilot Funding to Stimulate Cancer Research at NC State & ECU

The UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program is intended to support the development of cancer research programs and stimulate new applications for extramural funding. This round will include applications from Faculty or Clinical Fellows in any cancer-related field (population, basic, clinical/translational), for Tier 1 – Pilot Awards (one year, up to $50K) and Tier 2 – Stimulus Awards (up to two years, up to $100K/year).  Faculty from North Carolina State University and East Carolina University are invited to submit Tier 1 – Pilot Award applications under the special RFA to Stimulate Cancer Research at NCSU & ECU. Non-UNC faculty may also apply (for either Tier) in collaboration with a UNC faculty member.  NC State led submissions should be routed through PINS. (Select “NC State/Lineberger Cancer Center Research Grant.”)

University of Adelaide – NC State Starter Grants for Research Collaboration

  • Next Deadline: October 31, 2019 

NC State Global offers funding for NC State faculty or staff to enhance research collaboration and academic exchange with the University of Adelaide in Australia.The strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide (UA) and NC State is a preferred relationship that leverages complementary strengths and trans-disciplinary scholarship to advance research collaboration and academic exchange. UA and NC State are now accepting proposals for the development of research collaboration. Co-funding up to AU $10,000 from UA and the equivalent amount from NC State (approximately US $6,750) per project will be made available for travel and to seed collaboration. This funding program is designed to provide pump-priming and early contact partner outreach with the expectation that they will lead to more substantive engagement resulting in high-quality outputs.  Potential high-quality outputs include international research training for graduate students and/or early-career faculty, the publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or follow-on joint research funding bids.Proposals are invited from permanent, tenured or tenure track faculty or research professionals at NC State University (those who comply with Sponsored Programs eligibility requirements) and academic and research only staff at the University of Adelaide.

NC TraCS Translational Research Matched Pilot Grant Program

  • Next Deadline: November 19, 2019 
  • This is a matching program; all projects require 1:1 cost matches. PIs should seek matching funds from their colleges, department, or center/institute.
  • Other upcoming deadlines: 3/24/20, 7/28/20, 11/17/20
  • Read an article highlighting a few projects awarded through this program

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s NC TraCS Institute partners with NC State’s Office of Research and Innovation and the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) to promote interdisciplinary inter-institutional collaborative research teams. This pilot program is designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. Cross-disciplinary translational research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease and clinical research/trials are areas of interest for these awards. NC State led submissions should be routed through PINS. (Select “UNC/NC State Translational Research Grant.”)

NC TraCS is a grant-funded institute founded as a service to the research community in North Carolina.  They combine the research strengths, resources, and opportunities of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and partner with RTI International in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) in Greensboro, as well as North Carolina State University (NC State) in Raleigh.

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)

The NIIMBL mission is to accelerate biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation, support the development of standards that enable more efficient and rapid manufacturing capabilities, and educate and train a world-leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce, fundamentally advancing U.S. competitiveness in this industry. NIIMBL is the latest addition to the nation’s growing network of manufacturing institutes. Click here to visit the NIIMBL website to learn more.

Closed Competitions

RTI University Scholars Program

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International launched the RTI University Scholars Program in 2014 as a catalyst for promoting research collaborations between the institution and North Carolina’s top academic scholars. The program provides support for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI, actively collaborating with RTI’s researchers. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration and catalyze opportunities for externally funded, joint
projects in the future.

UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative and Institutional Planning Grant

  • Any future opportunities will be posted here.

UNC-GA has officially announced another round of RFPs, both for the Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) and the Inter-Institutional Planning Grant (IPG). The ROI provides targeted funding for innovative and potentially game-changing research projects in certain areas. The IPG is an initiative designed to promote collaboration among UNC institutions (particularly between larger and smaller institutions) and across disciplinary boundaries.

Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP)

  • Competition is closed.

The Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP), allocates more than $1,500,000 over three years to fund exceptional research teams and projects that span NC State colleges.  GRIP is intended to incentivize and support visionary research ideas that will result in large-scale extramural funding, award-winning research impacts, and first-class interdisciplinary graduate education and training. You can watch this video and hear a little more about the program.

GRIP awards will follow a two-phase application process including a two-page pre-proposal, selection of up to 10 pre-proposals for further consideration, and review of eight-page final proposals.  Please see the link to the full RFP below for key dates and requirements, and the FAQs for additional information.

Duke/NC State Translational Research Agreement

  • PIs are responsible for securing the NC State portion of this award.  PIs should seek funds from their departments, colleges, or center/institute.
  • See the RFA for full details

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is partnering with Office of Research and Innovation, as well as NC State’s Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), to support new inter-institutional collaborative research teams.

Each institution will support the research activities of its investigators. CTSI and NC State will each fund up to $25,000 direct costs, for a total of $50,000 per project. Up to $25,000 in direct costs at each institution may be requested and the amount requested from each must be equal as funds will not be subcontracted between Duke and NC State. NC State led submissions should be routed through PINS. (Select “Duke/NC State Translational Research Grant.” as the direct sponsor). 

Questions should be directed to Jon Horowitz.

Please note that this funding is contingent on the CTSI receiving the Clinical & Translational Science Award
(CTSA) renewal from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) [the receipt of the
notice of award from NCATS is expected May 2018].