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Center Funding

The Biotechnology Center offers funding programs, including loans and grants, to foster collaboration among researchers, educators and businesses. These are designed to leverage larger financial rewards and societal benefits, including jobs, across the state.

To support the Biotechnology Center's Agricultural Biotechnology Initiative, we encourage submissions that have an ag biotech focus for all of our research, economic development and education grant programs.

ALL GRANT DEADLINES ARE AT NOON.

If the Center is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, proposals are due at NOON on the next business day that the Center is open.

 

Research Grants

Grant Description Deadlines
Biotechnology Research Grant

Supports investigators at universities and non-profit institutions in targeted areas. Preproposals are required.

Maximum: $100,000

FY 2015
Preproposal: Sept. 17, 2014

Full Proposal: February 4, 2015

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 2015
Cycle 1:
July 23, 2014

Cycle 2:
February 11, 2015

Institutional Development Grant

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

Maximum: $200,000

FY 2015

Oct. 8, 2014

Education Grants

Grant Description Deadlines
Education Enhancement Grant Program

Supports the design and implementation of biotechnology education programs.

PROGRAM CLOSED

 

Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship

Supports student research fellowships to encourage interest in and preparation for careers in biotechnology.

 

PROGRAM CLOSED

Technology Development Grants

Grant Description Deadlines
Technology Enhancement Grant (TEG)

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

Maximum: $50,000

 

Biotechnology Center Business Loans

Grant Description Deadlines
Company Inception Loan (CIL)

Supports business inception and related activities that are critical to the early-stage start-up of a company.

Maximum: $50,000

Rolling deadline
 

Small Business Research Loan (SRL)

Assists companies by supporting applied research critical to the development of products, processes, or tools with clear commercial potential.

Maximum: $250,000

Quarterly

Strategic Growth Loan (SGL)

Matches Biotechnology Center loan support with angel group or venture capital investments to fund biotechnology companies that have already established technical proof-of-concept and require further corporate development support.  A maximum of two SGLs allowed per company.

Maximum: $250,000

Quarterly

Miscellaneous Grants

Grant Description Deadlines
Biotechnology Event Sponsorship

Supports North Carolina-based events.

Maximum: $3,000

Quarterly:
See BES webpage for information

Biotechnology Meeting Grant

Supports national and international biotechnology meetings.

Maximum: $10,000

Quarterly:
See BMG webpage for information

Centers of Innovation Award

Intended to develop selected biotechnology-related industries and support commercialization of research in those fields.