North Carolina Collaboratory -- Business-Academia Partnership Program: Addressing the Public Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in North Carolina

Funding Agency:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The North Carolina Collaboratory, headquartered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), is requesting collaborative proposals for applied research and technology development for the purpose of monitoring, assessing, and addressing the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 in North Carolina.

The program is supported by a $15 million appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly to support applied research for technology development and commercialization. Businesses partnered with an academic research group will be able to request a minimum of $300,000 and a maximum of $3,000,000 using tiers listed in the application instructions.

This program does not have any priority areas beyond the need to support business-academic partnerships that seek to develop new, or apply existing, technology for monitoring, assessing, and addressing the public health and/or economic impacts of COVID-19. This broad solicitation is intended to help businesses and academic research partners work together to propose innovative, collaborative projects that can transform applied research and innovation into technological solutions for the benefit of public health and the economy in North Carolina.

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are for-profit or nonprofit business entities (Business Partner) collaborating with an academic research group (Academic Research Partner) affiliated with an institution of higher learning located in North Carolina. 

Amount Description

A maximum of $2,500,000 for the Business Partner and $500,000 for an Academic Research Partner may be requested. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 1, 2022