NCBiotech Funding Programs

Among the many obstacles between idea and market in life science product development, the most daunting is securing capital.

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

Company Funding provides $75,000 to $500,000 to innovative North Carolina life science companies.

University Technology Development Funding distributes grants to N.C. universities to advance great innovations with compelling commercial potential.

Awardee Resources - Forms and other resources for recipients of NCBiotech funding.

Event and Meeting Grants – NCBiotech provides grants to help N.C.’s non-profit organizations stage professional conferences, workshops or similar events across the state.

Past Awards - The past five years of our awards are searchable on this page. Since its founding nearly 35 years ago, NCBiotech has distributed almost 3,000 awards totaling more than $150 million.

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

NCBiotech Funding Continuum
NCBiotech Funding Continuum

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Grant
Research and Tech

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

Grant
Research and Tech

Maximum Award: $150,000

FY2022 Deadline:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (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: $100,000

FY2022 Deadlines:

Cycle 1

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (noon)

Cycle 2

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (noon)