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.

RISF Program Updates

Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, changes have been implemented to the 2020 RISF program.

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Open Opportunities

Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF)

The 2020 cycle is open, important updates have been posted.

Proposal deadline:  April 9, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., through InfoReady Review.

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.

Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP)

The 2020 cycle is now open!

Proposal deadline:  October 9, 2020 by 5:00 p.m., through InfoReady Review.

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.

Faculty Research & Professional Development (FRPD)

The 2020 cycle is now open! Due dates 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.

Closed Opportunities

METRIC Pilot Project Program (MPPP)

Closed. Program updates will be posted here.  

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.

Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP)

2019 cycle closed.

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.

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

Closed.  PIs selected. 

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)

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 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.

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.