The RISF Program is currently on hold. Any announcements of new funding cycles will be posted here and will be announced through the funding listserv.


NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED) and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science (KIETS) established the Strategic Research Initiative in 2010, which is now entitled 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.