Research-intensive universities such as NC State have significant research/scholarship needs. Portions of these needs are met through public (federal and state) and private (corporation and foundation) sources. However, a significant need exists to augment these sources with internal funds to fill existing gaps to advance scholarship/research activities at NC State. The NC State Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP) is a collaborative program between the Office of Research and Innovation and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost to address this gap in funding.
The NSRP is a program designed to support scholarship/research needs in disciplines not driven by instrument-dependent and lab-based research. Such disciplines may include but are not limited to social sciences, humanities, education, design, management, and libraries. These fields require other types of resources or infrastructure such as database access, survey instruments and panels, measurement tools, and travel to field sites and archives. In an effort to strengthen infrastructure and the overall research and scholarship enterprise, priority will be given in the NSRP program to proposals that support multiple NC State scholars and/or multiple projects at the university.
A total $100,000 has been set aside for this program with $50,000 from the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) and $50,000 from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Budget requests may be up to $20,000, but smaller amounts are encouraged.
The program is designed to support scholarly/research efforts of both single investigators and multi-investigator teams. This program is not intended to provide support for a single project. Instead, these funds are intended to facilitate the acquisition or creation of resources having the potential to support multiple scholarly/research efforts and thus multiple NC State scholars/researchers across several projects. Acquired or created resources should be shared with the NC State community, once the initial project has been concluded, in order to maximize their potential impact.
The 2020 cycle of the NSRP program is closed; however, please review the most recent RFP to begin planning for the 2021 cycle.Full 2020 NSRP RFP
- Proposal deadline: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 5 p.m.
- Proposals awarded: Fall 2020
- Year-end report for awarded proposals: Fall 2021
- One year update report for awarded proposals: Fall 2022
- Full RFP (pdf)
- Proposal Template (Word)
- NIH Biosketch template
- NSF Biosketch template
- Submit Proposal
Contact the Research Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.