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 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 such as database access, survey panels, and travel to field sites and archives. In an effort to encourage interdisciplinary research and scholarship, priority will be given to proposals that will support multiple NC State scholars/researchers pursuing interdisciplinary scholarship/research.
A total $100,000 has been set aside for this program with $50,000 from Research and Innovation 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 an individual project. Instead, these funds are intended to facilitate the acquisition or creation of resources having the potential to support multiple scholarly/research efforts across several projects. These resources should be shared with the NC State community, once the initial project has been concluded, in order to maximize their potential impact.
The NSRP program is open and now accepting proposals from NC State faculty and staff.Full 2019 NSRP RFP
- Proposal deadline: Thursday September 26, 2019 at 5pm
- Proposals awarded: Fall 2019
- Follow-up report for awarded proposals: Fall 2020
- Full RFP (pdf)
- Proposal Template (Word)
- NIH Biosketch template
- NSF Biosketch template
- Submit Proposal
Contact the Research Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.