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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.

LREP Winners Announced

The Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP) has made its first awards.

See Winners

Open Opportunities

Faculty Research & Professional Development (FRPD)

  • Now accepting proposals (Requirements and dates vary by college)

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.

Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF)

  • Proposals for the Spring 2018 cycle are are due Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:00 P.M.

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.

Closed Opportunities

Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP)

  • Fall 2017 Closed. Winners Announced.

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.

Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP)

  • Fall 2017 Closed. Winners Announced.

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.

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.