The Collaboratory awards grants to support research that benefits the people of North Carolina and provides practical information for use by state and local governments. Find out more about our funding opportunities by visiting the links below.

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Technology Assessment Grant 2023

The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate information that can be used to improve, scale and implement new, patented hydrothermal technology in North Carolina.

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Tar Heel Bus Tour Partnership Program 2023

The purpose of this program is to foster collaborative research stemming from ideas or conversations that occurred as a result of the 2019 and 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tours. Eligible applicants include passengers of the 2019 or 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tours working in teams of two or more.
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Opioid Abatement and Recovery Research Program 2022

The program is supported by a $1.9 million appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly to address the opioid crisis through treatment recovery, harm reduction and other strategies. Eligible applicants include constituent institutions of the UNC System, which can request a maximum of $380,000 direct costs using tiers listed in the application instructions.
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Business-Academia Partnership Program 2022: COVID-19 Public Health and Economic Impacts 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.
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COVID-19 Learning Impact Program 2022: Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Student Learning in North Carolina

The program is supported by a $6 million appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly to monitor, assess and address the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 across the State. Institutions of higher learning in North Carolina will be able to request a minimum of $150,000 and a maximum of $500,000 using tiers listed in the application instructions.
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