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NCBiotech Funding Programs

Among the many obstacles between idea and market in life sciences & biotechnology product development, the main challenge is securing capital.

NCBiotech offers several business funding programs that fill gaps in technology development and company growth. These funds help university researchers and companies conduct critical studies and reach significant development milestones to attract follow-on funding.

Company Funding provides $150,000 to $650,000 to innovative North Carolina life sciences companies.

University Technology Development Funding distributes grants to North Carolina universities to advance significant innovations with compelling commercial potential.

Event and Meeting Grants – NCBiotech provides grants to help North Carolina’s non-profit organizations stage professional conferences, workshops, or similar events statewide.

Post-Award Resources - Forms and other resources for NCBiotech funding recipients.

Past Awards - Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, NCBiotech has distributed almost 3,000 awards totaling more than $150 million.

Other Funding Resources - Explore our lists of research funding organizations, funding for education projects, and angel and VC funders.

NCBiotech Funding Continuum
 

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Grant
Research and Tech

Maximum Award: 
$27,500
(with an intern supplement for non-R1 universities)

$20,000
(without an intern supplement for R1 universities)

FY25 Deadlines:

Cycle 1
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 (noon)

Cycle 2
Wednesday, December 4, 2024 (noon)

Cycle 3
Wednesday, March 19, 2025 (noon)

Grant
Research and Tech
Loan
Business Loans

Maximum Award: $250,000

Deadline: Quarterly

Loan
Business Loans

Maximum Award: $500,000

Deadline: Quarterly

Grant
Research and Tech

Maximum Award: 
$144,000
(with project manager supplement)

$130,000
(without project manager supplement)

FY25 Deadlines:

Cycle 1
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 (noon)

Cycle 2
Wednesday, January 29, 2025 (noon)
 

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