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Faculty Research and Professional Development Program (FRPD)

FRPD is a funding partnership between the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) and the 10 academic colleges. The primary objective of this program is to provide seed funding to individual investigators — to jumpstart larger awards and grants from outside agencies.


The only eligibility requirement set by ORI is that the recipient must hold a faculty position at NC State. However, your college may set additional eligibility requirements (see more below).


College Contacts and Due Dates

Each college sets its own due dates, which are updated as ORI receives them. If you have questions about your college’s eligibility requirements or due dates, please contact the individual listed below or your Associate Dean for Research.

CollegeDue DateContact Person
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences16-Apr-21Christy Sandy
College of Design19-Apr-21Ginny King
College of Education27-Apr-21Tish Attayek
College of Engineering30-Apr-21Tracy Brown
College of Humanities and Social Sciences19-Apr-21Missy Thomas
College of Natural Resources21-May-21Cherie Anderson
College of Sciences14-May-21Joanna Jones
College of Veterinary Medicine26-Apr-21CVM Research Office
Poole College of Management17-May-21Brian Thomas
Wilson College of Textiles23-Apr-21Jennifer Clark