These are NC State sponsored opportunities for seed funding, research equipment, interdisciplinary research, and other research infrastructure. If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact the Research Development Office.

The 2021 cycle of NSRP is now open!

Open Opportunities

Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP)

Proposal deadline:  9/30/2021

NSRP is aimed at supporting research/scholarship not driven by instrument-dependent research. The Office of Research and Innovation and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have set aside $100,000 has been set aside to support the acquisition of resources for scholarly and research needs.

Faculty Research & Professional Development (FRPD)

Proposal deadlines vary by college.

The Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) program is a funding partnership between the Office of Research and Innovation and the ten academic colleges. The primary objective of this program is to provide seed funding to individual investigators to jump-start larger awards and grants from outside agencies.

Upcoming Opportunities

Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF)

Future deadlines will be posted here.

The Research and Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) program is now accepting proposals from NC State faculty and EHRA professionals. This is an internal seed funding program offered by the Office of Research & Innovation and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science.

The primary goal of the RISF program is to assist NC State researchers in developing innovative interdisciplinary programs that have strong potential for significant future external support from government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia or foundations. Teams can request up to $25,000 in RISF funds, and must provide a minimum of 25% cost match.

Data Science Workshops

Future deadlines will be posted here.

The Data Science Workshop program is a new internal seed funding program offered by the Office of Research and Innovation. The primary goal of the program is to develop new collaborations between NC State data science methods and applications researchers. A cornerstone of proposals submitted to this program should be the development and execution of a small workshop that brings together researchers from both inside and outside NC State to define an innovative interdisciplinary research program that has strong potential for significant future external support.

Proposal teams can request up to $10,000 in workshop funds and support for 1-2 half-time GRAs to support collaboration development and initial research. The period of performance will be August 16, 2021 – May 15, 2022.

METRIC Pilot Project Program (MPPP)

The next cycle will be announced in Summer 2021.

The Molecular Education, Technology, and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) is an NC State Shared Core Research Facility that provides access to state-of the-art equipment capable of addressing a diverse range of scientific questions. The Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science(KIETS) will provide matching funds for this new internal seed-funding program to enable NC State researchers to access METRIC platform technologies.

Note: This is a matching program. Award funds must be matched one-to-one from other non-federal sources.

Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP)

The deadline for the 2020 cycle has passed.

The deadline for the 2021 cycle will be announced in Spring 2021. 

The Laboratory Research Equipment Program is designed to support the acquisition, repair and/or replacement of shared equipment that may be located and maintained in NC State service centers, departments, colleges, centers/institutes, etc.

Closed Opportunities

Game-changing Research Incentive Program for Plant Sciences Initiative (GRIP4PSI)

Closed.  Winners recently announced!

The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) is pleased to announce a new large-scale, inter-disciplinary seed-funding program to support the NC Plant Science Initiative (PSI). This program is funded with generous commitments from the Office of the Provost, ORI, the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science, and the NC State Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Engineering (COE), Natural Resources (CNR), Sciences (COS), Management (PCOM) and Textiles (WCOT). Collectively, $2.3 million in seed-funding has been made available for this program.

Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP)

ClosedProgram outcomes recently announced.

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.

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.

Internal Funding Programs Calendar

RDO maintains an annual calendar of internal funding opportunities.  This calendar is intended to serve as a tool that will allow the NC State research community to plan around program deadlines.