NCBiotech announces the new Flash Grant program

NCBiotech’s Flash Grant program aims to identify and energize the most creative ideas that exhibit early indications of commercial potential. Like a flash of inspiration, Flash Grants infuse a quick jolt of funding at a critical early point when a small, targeted influx of funds can be crucial to shaping innovative research ideas into high potential life science technologies, particularly in emerging and converging life science sectors.

Flash Grants support short, tightly focused research projects in these two categories:

  1. To obtain crucial proof-of-concept or feasibility testing data necessary to suggest the disruptive* potential of a life science technology, and/or
  1. To conduct the final experiment(s) needed to advance a basic life science research program into the translational research phase* of development

Up to $24,000 may be requested. Applicants must be researchers at North Carolina-based universities or nonprofit research institutes.

Cycle 1 Deadline:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open to technologies in all life science sectors

Cycle 2 Deadline:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open to digital- and data-driven life science technologies only
(Guidelines will be posted in February 2019)