University Research Funding

NCBiotech grants fill critical funding gaps along the innovation continuum - from building university infrastructure to supporting early stage development of university inventions to help move technology toward commercialization.



Applicant organizations must be North Carolina universities or non-profit research institutions.

Follow the links below to access application guidelines, materials and FAQs for each program.

Here are some grant writing tips from NCBiotech.

If the Center is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, proposals are due at noon on the next business day that the Center is open. 

Research and Tech

Maximum Award: $20,000

FY2022 Deadlines:

Cycle 3
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 (noon)
Open to all areas of the life sciences, except Class I medical devices or consumer products

Research and Tech

Maximum Award: $150,000

FY2022 Deadline:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (noon)

Research and Tech
Research and Tech

Maximum Award: $100,000

FY2022 Deadlines:

Cycle 2

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (noon)