As the first state-sponsored biotechnology initiative in the U.S., the North Carolina Biotechnology Center supports companies engaged in biotechnology.  The organization backs industry research, business development and education initatives and helps develop and advocate for strategic policy goals.

Funding Programs

NCBiotech offers several funding programs designed to fill gaps in technology development and company growth. These funds help university researchers and companies conduct critical studies and reach significant development milestones that enable them to attract follow-on funding.

Company Funding provides $75,000 to $500,000 to innovative North Carolina life science companies.

University Technology Development Funding distributes grants to N.C. universities to advance great innovations with compelling commercial potential.

Event and Meeting Grants provide grants to help N.C.’s non-profit organizations stage professional conferences, workshops or similar events across the state.


Awardee Resources - Forms and other resources for recipients of NCBiotech funding.

Past Awards - The past five years of our awards are searchable on this page. Since its founding nearly 35 years ago, NCBiotech has distributed almost 3,000 awards totaling more than $150 million.

Other Funding Resources - Scan NC Biotech's lists of research funding organizations, funding for education projects, and angel and VC funders.


For more information on NC Biotech's funding options and contact information, visit NC Biotech's Funding Programs