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

For fiscal year 2020, there will be three cycles of Flash Grants. Two cycles will be topic-specific, all submissions during those cycles must pertain to the life sciences area of interest indicated. One cycle will be an open round where most life sciences technologies will be eligible for consideration.

Cycle-specific guidelines will be posted prior to each deadline.


FY2020 Deadlines

Cycle 1 Deadline:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Agricultural tech, marine/aquaculture tech, and natural products

Cycle 2 Deadline:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open (with some restrictions; consumer products and Class 1 medical devices are not eligible)

Cycle 3 Deadline:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (noon)
Solicitation: Precision, digital, and data-driven life sciences technologies, and global health technologies

Application Materials

Cycle 2: Open to innovations in all life science sectors, except Class I medical devices or consumer products

The online application form will be available in early November.
 

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

FY2020 Deadlines:

Cycle 1
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Agricultural tech, marine/aquaculture tech, and natural products

Cycle 2
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open (with some restrictions)

Cycle 3
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (noon)
Solicitation: Precision, digital, and data-driven life sciences technologies, and global health technologies