Type: Grant | Category:
Research and Tech

Flash Grants

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 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 sciences technologies, particularly in emerging and converging life sciences sectors. 

Flash Grants are used to demonstrate the disruptive potential of a technology or to move a technology into the translational research phase of development.

For fiscal year 2022, there will be three submission cycles for the Flash Grant program. Cycle-specific focus areas and guidelines will be posted prior to each deadline.

Cycle 1 Focus Areas:

  • Agricultural life sciences research (AgTech)
  • Marine life sciences research (Marine Tech)
  • Ecology and natural environments research affecting human, animal, or plant health

Applicant organizations must be North Carolina universities or non-profit research institutions. Companies and individuals are not eligible to apply for Flash Grant awards.

Flash Grant FAQs are located at www.ncbiotech.org/FlashFAQ

Application Materials

Below are the guidelines and application materials for Cycle 1 of the FY22 Flash Grant program.  The online application form will be posted on the Portal in mid-August.

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.

Type: Grant | Category:
Research and Tech

Flash Grants

Maximum Award: $20,000

FY2022 Deadlines:

Cycle 1
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (noon)
See guidelines for details.

Cycle 2
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (noon)
Topics to be determined

Cycle 3
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 (noon)
Topics to be determined