Flash Grants

Funding Agency:
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

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.

FY2020 Deadlines

Cycle 1 Deadline:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Topics to be determined

Cycle 2 Deadline:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Topics to be determined

Cycle 3 Deadline:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (noon)
Solicitation: Topics to be determined

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Eligibility Requirements

Any North Carolina university or non-profit research organization may apply.



Amount Description

A maximum of $24,000 may be requested for periods of up to nine months. There is no match requirement for the Flash Grant Program.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 28, 2019