Open Opportunities

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)

  • First project call expected November 2017

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.

Closed Competitions

Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP)

  • Proposal Deadline: October 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

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. $100,000 has been set aside to support multiple purchases across campus.

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NC TraCS/NC State Collaborative Pilot Grants

  • Submission Deadline: October 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

NC TraCS is partnering with NCSU’s Office of Research Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED) 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.

UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

The UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program is intended to support the development of cancer research programs and stimulate new applications for extramural funding. NC State faculty may apply in collaboration with UNC Lineberger members. The RFA can be found here.

Two tiers of awards offered:

  • Tier 1: Pilot Awards
    Consist of up to $50,000 for one year, with expected start dates of July 1 or January 1, depending on submission. They should have only one principal investigator. Applicants in the clinical/translational category ONLY may be non-faculty with faculty sponsor. Other research categories require applicant to be a faculty member of any rank, tenure-track or non-tenure-track.
  • Tier 2: Stimulus Awards
    Allow for 1-2 principal investigators (PIs). The award will consist of up to $100,000 per year, for one or two years. Research proposed should be innovative and have potential for advances that can enhance our scientific understanding of cancer and/or clinical and public health practice.

See the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center website for full submission details.

Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP)

  • Closed. Applications are under review.

The Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program  is a two-tiered program aimed at supporting research/scholarship not driven by instrument-dependent research. $100,000 has been set aside to support both small and large purchases of resources for research and scholarly needs.

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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.

2017-18 Duke/NC State Translational Research Grant

  • Closed

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

This Duke/NC State Translational Research Grant offers $50,000 (half from each institution) for 12 months to fund novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings.

Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF)

  • Next RFP: Spring 2018. Watch this space for details.

ORIED 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.

Faculty Research & Professional Development (FRPD)

  • Next deadline: Spring 2018. Watch this space for details

The Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) program is a funding partnership between the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development and the 10 academic Colleges. Funding is available on a competitive basis as outlined in the Request for Proposals link below. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean for Research of their college to explore this funding opportunity.