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Research Funding

When researchers come up with new and exciting ideas, the question that typically follows is “what next?” How can this innovation be turned into a real product that will help society? How can this technology be developed for success in the marketplace?

NCBiotech research grant programs are designed to encourage innovation, support university infrastructure and help move technology toward commercialization. In addition, our grants fill in some critical funding gaps, stages where it is typically difficult to find funding.

Details and application guidelines are located at the links below. And you will find answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

Research and Technology Development Grants

Grant Description Deadlines
Biotechnology Innovation Grant (BIG)

Supports studies at North Carolina research institutions that enable commercialization of early-stage university life science inventions.

Maximum request $100,000

FY 2018
Cycle 1:
July 19, 2017

Cycle 2:
February 21, 2018

Institutional Development Grant (IDG)

Provides core equipment that will be used by multiple faculty members.

Maximum: $200,000

FY 2018

August 30, 2017

Pfizer-NCBiotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Therapy (GTF)

Competitive awards fund two-year fellowships that enable early-career scientists to conduct research in the laboratories of gene therapy-related investigators at any North Carolina university.

FY 2018

August 2, 2017 (noon)

Technology Enhancement Grant (TEG)

For university technology transfer offices to support research and other commercially important activities that will make a technology licensable.

Maximum: $75,000


Cycle 1:
August 16, 2017 (noon)

Cycle 2:
March 21, 2018 (noon)