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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.

To determine where your research fits, read more about our programs in this overview.  Details and application guidelines are located at the links below.  And you will find answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

Research Grants

Grant Description Deadlines
Biotechnology Innovation Grant

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

Maximum request $100,000

FY 2017
Cycle 1:
July 13, 2016

Cycle 2:
February 15, 2017

Collaborative Funding Grant

Supports a university-company partnership by providing funding for a post-doctoral fellow or technician in a university laboratory who will conduct research on a project of commercial interest.

Maximum $50,000/yr.

FY 2017

Cycle 1:
July 20, 2016 (noon)

Cycle 2:
February 8, 2017 (noon)

Institutional Development Grant

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

Maximum: $200,000

FY 2017

Oct. 5, 2016

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 17, 2016 (noon)

Cycle 2:
March 22, 2017 (noon)