Type: Grant | Category: Research and Tech

Translational Research Grant

The Translational Research Grant (TRG) program funds projects that explore commercial applications or initiate the early commercial development of university-held life sciences inventions. The technology must have the potential to solve a real-world problem as a commercial product in the life sciences sector.

Goals of the TRG program:

  • Transform basic research discoveries into product-focused translational research development
  • Generate data that addresses important product development milestones, addresses the concerns of potential licensees or investors, or otherwise de-risks the technology for a specific commercial application
  • Enable strategic “go/no-go” decision-making regarding further technology development or pursuit of intellectual property protection
  • Enable technology licensing efforts by the university
  • Establish goal-oriented partnerships between university scientists, product development professionals, and key stakeholders

Proposals will be evaluated on the composition of the project team, including a project manager, and the setting of relevant, realistic, and achievable milestones during the product development tasks. See the guidelines for details.

Applicants must be researchers employed by North Carolina-based universities or nonprofit research institutes. Technical projects may be conducted at awardee institutions or outsourced to contract research organizations.

TRG FAQs can be found here: www.ncbiotech.org/grant-faq

Application Materials

The guidelines and application materials for TRG Cycle 2 will be posted in November 2022. The Cycle 1 documentation listed below is for informational purposes only.

How to Submit your Proposal:

Important First Step: The Principal Investigator for the proposal must register for an account on the NCBiotech Funding Portal before the deadline to submit a proposal. 

Click here for instructions and more information.

Type: Grant | Category: Research and Tech

Translational Research Grant

Maximum Award: 
$110,000
(with project manager supplement)

$100,000
(without project manager supplement)

FY2023 Deadlines:

Cycle 1
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 (noon)

Cycle 2
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 (noon)

For questions or more information, contact:
Michelle Collins, MPA, CRA, CPRA
Director, Grant Process Operations
Science and Technology Development
(919) 549-8845 | michelle_collins@ncbiotech.org

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