Type: Grant | Category:
Research and Tech

Flash Grants

NCBiotech announces the new Flash Grant program 

NCBiotech’s Flash Grant program aims to identify and energize the most creative ideas that exhibit early indications of commercial potential. Like a flash of inspiration, Flash Grants infuse a quick jolt of funding at a critical early point when a small, targeted influx of funds can be crucial to shaping innovative research ideas into high potential life science technologies, particularly in emerging and converging life science sectors.

Flash Grants support short, tightly focused research projects in these two categories:

  1. To obtain crucial proof-of-concept or feasibility testing data necessary to suggest the disruptive* potential of a life science technology, and/or
  1. To conduct the final experiment(s) needed to advance a basic life science research program into the translational research phase* of development  

* See definitions in the Flash FAQs located here.

Up to $24,000 may be requested. Applicants must be researchers at North Carolina-based universities or nonprofit research institutes. Details on requirements and application instructions are in the guidelines below.

Cycle 1 Deadline:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open to technologies in all life science sectors

Cycle 2 Deadline:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open to digital- and data-driven life science technologies only
(Guidelines will be posted in February 2019)

Application Materials

How to Submit your Proposal:

Important First Step: The Principal Investigator for the proposal must register for an account on the NCBiotech Funding Portal in advance of the deadline in order submit a proposal. 

Click here for instructions and more information.

The Flash Grant application form will be available online around December 15, 2018.

Type: Grant | Category:
Research and Tech

Flash Grants

Maximum Request: $24,000

Cycle 1 Deadline:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open to technologies in all life science sectors

Cycle 2 Deadline:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open to digital- and data-driven life science technologies only