Education Enhancement Grant Program
Education Enhancement Grants (EEGs) assist with the development of activities, programs, resources and personnel necessary to enhance biotechnology education and workforce training. The maximum award is $100,000.
North Carolina non-profit institutions, including K-12 schools, school systems, community colleges, colleges, universities and museums are eligible to apply.
Preproposals must be submitted through our electronic application process; hardcopies, faxes and e-mail will not be accepted. There is one submission date per year. The deadline for submission of preproposals for the 2013-2014 funding cycle is March 20, 2013 at NOON.
Each preproposal submitted to the program undergoes a two-step review process; a preliminary review by Biotechnology Center staff determines whether the preproposal is related to biotechnology education and workforce training and follows the program's guidelines described in the 2013-2014 EEG Preproposal Application Guidelines and Instructions.
Preproposals not meeting these criteria will be returned to the applicant with an explanation. Those which remain will be evaluated by a review panel and, where appropriate, by additional external reviewers. Applicants submitting the most competitive preproposals will be invited by June 10 to submit full proposals in August.
Following preliminary screening by staff for conformance with program guidelines, the full proposals will be evaluated by external reviewers and an Advisory Panel that makes funding recommendations. Final funding decisions are made by the Center's Senior Vice President for Science and Business Development or by the Science, Education, and Technology Committee of the Center's Board of Directors, depending on the dollar amount.
Links to Relevant Documents Required for EEG Preproposal Submission
- 2013-2014 EEG Preproposal Application Guidelines and Instructions (PDF)
- EEG Budget Sheet (Excel spreadsheet)
- Template for Institutional Letter of Support (Word document)
- Biographical Sketch Template (Word document)
- Cover Sheet (Word document)
- Online Application Form - Direct link
For Full Proposal Submission
Last year’s Application Guidelines and Instructions for Full Proposals can be found here 2012-2013 Education Enhancement Grant Full Proposals Application Guidelines and Instructions.
Updated instructions for FY 13-14 will be posted here soon.