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Institutional Development Grant (IDG)

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NOTE REGARDING DEADLINE: Please note that the IDG deadline for FY2018 is August 30, 2017. (This is earlier than in previous years.)

The purpose of the Institutional Development Grant program is to enhance and grow the infrastructure for biotechnology research at North Carolina research institutions. Grant funds support the purchase of research equipment or instrumentation that serve multiple investigators.

Proposals from UNC-CH, NCSU and Duke require at least six investigators. Proposals from other universities require at least three investigators.

Proposals with any of the following features will be more competitive:

  • Shows that the request is occurring within the context of an institutional initiative
  • Involves new ideas that may lead to biotechnology breakthroughs
  • Involves collaboration between academic and industrial scientists
  • Strengthens regional and statewide biotechnology research capabilities
  • Involves purchase of cutting-edge research equipment that serves to attract and retain top-notch research faculty at NC institutions
  • Identifies major users from more than one department or institution

IDG Program Links for FY 2018
Deadline Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (noon)

When you have your proposal materials prepared, submit your application online.
(The online application form will be available in early August.)