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Biotechnology Event Sponsorship

Maximum Award: 

This popular Biotechnology Center grant promotes and supports statewide events advancing the understanding or application of biotechnology to benefit North Carolina. (For national or international meetings held in North Carolina, see for information on the meeting grant program.)

Events must promote information sharing and personal interaction focused on life science research, education, or business.  See the BES Application Requirements and Instructions (below) for details.

Application Deadlines

Proposals are submitted according to quarterly deadlines as shown in the timetable below.

FY 2016-2017 Deadlines 

Event Date

Deadline - Proposal Must Be Received by:

July - September
Noon, June 8, 2016  (Wednesday)
October - December
Noon, September 8, 2016 (Thursday)
January - March
Noon, December 7, 2016
April - June
Noon, March 8, 2017

If you have any questions about this deadline schedule, please contact the Program Manager.

Who May Apply

Any North Carolina-based nonprofit organization planning a conference, workshop or other event in North Carolina focusing on biotechnology or its related aspects.

Application materials for fiscal year 2016-2017:

When you have your proposal materials prepared, submit your application online.