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 Marie Grubbs in the Research Development Office.

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures is now accepting pre-proposal submissions. Deadline: 11/1.

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Open Opportunities

METRIC Pilot Project Program (MPPP)

  • Next deadline: March 21, 2019
  • This is a matching program. Award funds must be matched one-to-one from other non-federal sources.

The newly formed 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. 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.

Closed Opportunities

Faculty Research & Professional Development (FRPD)

  • Next RFP expected Spring 2019

The Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) program is a funding partnership between the Office of Research and Innovation and the ten academic colleges.

Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF)

  • Next RFP expected Spring 2019

The Office of Research and Innovation and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science (KIETS) established the Strategic Research Initiative in 2010, which is now called Research and Innovation Seed Funding (RISF). This program is designed to assist NC State researchers in developing innovative interdisciplinary programs that have strong potential for significant future support from government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia, or foundations.

Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP)

  • Next deadline: September 2019

The Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program  is a program 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.

Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP)

  • Next RFP expected Fall 2019

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.

Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP)

  • Competition is closed; Winners have been 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. You can watch this video and hear Dr. Rebar tell you a little bit 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.