Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

Sponsor News and Funding Announcements

Click on a link below to find the latest news and funding announcements for the following agencies.

NC Humanities Council

NC BioTech

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Philanthropy News Digest

Department of Defense (DoD)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NC Humanities Council

Currently the Council is only accepting large grant proposals related to the Standing Together project. You can learn more about our first cycle's funded Standing Together grant projects here.

The planning grant secures the assistance of humanities scholar/consultants to plan a project. Allowable expenses include consultants' stipends and reimbursements for travel, meals, and lodging. There is no deadline for a planning grant.


From the desk of…

Senior Director for Research, Dr. Cynthia Sollod, has prepared some useful advice for researchers who are preparing grant proposals to NCBiotech programs or to other funding agencies. Check out the "Tips for Preparing a Well-Written Proposal" and the blog post "The Four Commandments" located on our Grant Writing Tips webpage.


(visit for additional deadlines)


Refer to program websites for further information on eligibility and application instructions.


Biotechnology Event

Supports events advancing the understanding or
application of biotechnology to benefit North Carolina.

Quarterly deadlines
(see BES webpage for details)

Biotechnology Meeting

Supports national and international meetings which advance the understanding or application of biotechnology and focus national and international attention on the North Carolina scientific community.

Quarterly deadlines
(see BMG webpage for details)

Collaborative Funding Grant

Supports university-company partnerships that help to transfer technology from the lab to the market.

February 11, 2015 at NOON


Technology Enhancement

Funds research through university or research
institution technology transfer offices.


Business Loans

NCBiotech offers several types of business loans.
See the website for further information on deadlines and application procedures.

See website for details

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's grantmaking strategies support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but are currently undervalued and underfunded.

BWF has programs which support primary and secondary students, science and mathematics teachers, institutionstions, and academic scientists: postdoctoral-faculty bridging awards and faculty awards.

The majority of the BWF 's grantmaking is through competitive award programs. Most awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the United States and Canada on behalf of individual researchers, who must be nominated by their institution. All institutions receiving awards must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.

Each program has an Advisory Committee consisting of members who are external peer reviewers that lend their expertise and time to reviewing and assessing applications for BWF programs. BWF selects members of these committees for their scientific and educational expertise in the program areas. The committee meets, for some programs, to interview potential nominees, and make recommendations based on their experiences to the BWF Board of Directors. Members of the various advisory committees are complete and separate bodies from the BWF Board of Directors.

To apply for the competitive award programs, select the program below and follow the guidelines and application requirements. All applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the deadline date provided for the indicated program.

To complement these competitive award programs, we also make modest grants on an "ad hoc" basis to nonprofit organizations conducting activities intended to improve the general environment for science. These noncompetitive grants are for activities closely related to our focus areas identified above.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to supporting science education for primary and secondary students and has partnered with various organizations to help develop an infrastructure for improving science, mathematics, and technology education across North Carolina.

Philanthropy News Digest

Upcoming Deadlines

Broward Education Foundation Accepting Applications for Teacher Innovation Grants (Due: November 28, 2014)

Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation Invites Applications for Anti-Bullying Programs (Due: November 30, 2014)

American Psychological Association Invites Applications for Global Mental Health Fellowship (Due: November 30, 2014) Seeks Submissions for K-12 Teach the Planet Challenge (Due: November 30, 2014)

New RFPs

Arts / Culture

Anthony Quinn Foundation Accepting Applications for 2015 Arts Scholarship Program

POSTED: November 20, 2014
DEADLINE: January 5, 2015

Scholarship grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded in support of high school students' extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and literary arts....

Kurt Weill Foundation Invites Applications From Vocalists for Lotte Lenya Competition

POSTED: November 20, 2014
DEADLINE: January 5, 2015

Exceptionally talented young singer/actors who excel in a wide range of musical theater styles are invited to compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000, and $7,500....

CEC Artslink Issues RFP for International Projects

POSTED: November 20, 2014
DEADLINE: January 15, 2015

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual artists, presenters, and organizations working in visual and/or media arts to undertake projects in any one of thirty-seven CEC Artslink focus countries....

California Historical Society Accepting Proposals for 2015 Book Award

POSTED: November 18, 2014
DEADLINE: June 1, 2015

A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded for a manuscript that makes an important contribution to California historical scholarship and deepens public understanding of some aspect of the state's history....

MacArthur-Driehaus Foundation Accepts Applications From Chicago-Area Arts Organizations

POSTED: November 21, 2014

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to small and mid-sized Chicago-area arts and cultural organizations....


Athletics / Sports

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Invites Applications from Youth Baseball and Softball Programs

POSTED: November 19, 2014
DEADLINE: January 1, 2015

Grants will be awarded in support of new programs, to expand or improve an existing program, new collaborative efforts, or to obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs....



IRA Invites Proposals for 2015 Teacher as Researcher Grant

POSTED: November 21, 2014
DEADLINE: January 15, 2015

Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to support pre-K-12 teachers in their inquiries about literacy and instruction....



Rauschenberg Foundation Launches Climate Change Solutions Fund

POSTED: November 18, 2014
DEADLINE: December 22, 2014 (Letters of Intent)

Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to organizations working to either mitigate the causes of climate change or adapt to the new physical and social environments it generates through civic engagement and culture....



ACOG Seeks Submissions for Women's Health Policy Research Award

POSTED: November 19, 2014
DEADLINE: December 16, 2014

A single grant of $10,000 will support research that explores an aspect of healthcare policy which assists, defines, or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population or a specific area....

Emergency Medicine Residents' Association Seek Applications for Local Action Grants

POSTED: November 15, 2014
DEADLINE: February 15, 2015

A single grant of $1,000 will be awarded for projects that promote the involvement of emergency medicine residents in community service, education, and health....

Massage Therapy Foundation Invites Applications for Community Service Grants

POSTED: November 17, 2014
DEADLINE: April 1, 2015

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services....

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship

POSTED: November 17, 2014
DEADLINE: May 15, 2015

Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to graduate-level scholars for projects that use psychology to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness....


Higher Education

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarships in Agriculture and Technology

POSTED: November 16, 2014
DEADLINE: February 15, 2015

Scholarships of up to $3,750 per year will be awarded to students from Oklahoma seeking an undergraduate degree in agriculture or a technology-related field....


Medical Research

Glaucoma Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Grants Program

POSTED: November 19, 2014
DEADLINE: January 1, 2015

One-year grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded for research projects related to exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma....

Medical Toxicology Foundation Invites Applications for Medical Toxicology Research Award

POSTED: November 15, 2014
DEADLINE: February 6, 2015

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to emergency medicine fellows and residents with an interest in toxicology-focused research for completion of a medical toxicology research project....

Triological Society Seeks Applications for Otolaryngical Development Awards

POSTED: November 18, 2014
DEADLINE: March 15, 2015

Grants of up to $400,000 over five years will be awarded to otolaryngologists and head and neck surgeons as supplemental support for ongoing research projects....

Air Medical Physician Association Invites Applications for Research Seed Grants

POSTED: November 17, 2014
DEADLINE: March 20, 2015

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of basic science, applied, or clinical research projects related to transport medicine....


Department of Defense (DoD)

The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Detailed descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the respective Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website ( and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (


Autism Research Program (ARP)
Clinical Trial Award
Idea Development Award

Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)
Clinical Trial Award
Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
New Investigator Award

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)
Career Development Award
Idea Award with Special Focus

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
Clinical Trial Award
Discovery Award
Focused Program Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award

Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)
Clinical Trial Award
Clinical Trial Development Award
Idea Development Award
Outcomes Research Award
Translational Research Award

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
Biomarker Development Award
Idea Development Award
Synergistic Idea Development Award
*Note: The PCRP Clinical Exploration, Health Disparity Research, Laboratory-Clinical Transition, Population Science Impact, and Prostate Cancer Pathology Biospecimen Resource Site Award funding opportunities will be released in late May 2014. The PCRP Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program, Exploration Hypothesis Development, Physician Research Training, and Postdoctoral Training Award funding opportunities will be released in early June 2014.


All funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (

Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.
New for 2014 - CDMRP's New Application Receipt System (eBRAP)
For FY14, CDMRP has replaced eReceipt with the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP). As in the past, application submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) pre-application submission through the eBRAP ( and (2) application submission through (, with application status available on eBRAP.

A key feature of eBRAP is that organizational representatives and PIs will be able to view and modify the application submissions associated with them, but only if their organization, Business Officials, and PIs are registered and affiliated to their organization in eBRAP.

Submission of either the pre-application to eBRAP or the application to does not require registering an organization and affiliating its Business Officials and PIs in eBRAP; however, the ability to view and modify the application in eBRAP is contingent upon this registration and affiliation process.

NIH eSubmission Items of Interest

Do you have students on your NIH grant?

They need to be registered in eRA Commons prior to submitting your programmatic reports. Please email with your students' full name, email address and whether they are graduate or undergraduate. NIH has published information concerning their implementation of the US Government Policy on Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern. Please see the NIH Guide notice for more information.


NASA offices and field centers offer a wide variety of opportunities for researchers to join the NASA team. Whether supporting graduate students and funding science investigations for missions to other planets, NASA encourages all interested researchers to take advantage of these opportunities.  Find out more.



A revised version of the NSF Application Guide has been posted to the NSF website and is available electronically at

This document is applicable to all applications submitted, or due, to NSF on or after December 26,2014. Please refer to Page 2 of the Guide for a summary of the significant changes, clarifications and other changes. Any questions regarding the new Guide should be submitted electronically to

A list of all funding opportunities ordered by the date they were published on the NSF web site is available here. All funding opportunities ordered by their next due date is available here.