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Applications Open for Seed Grants in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Research

Seed grants will build interdisciplinary relationships in entrepreneurship research at NC State University.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship is actively seeking proposals for a diverse range of activities aimed at fostering collaborative research endeavors. Each year, small grants (~$2,500) are awarded to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurship-focused research.

Successful proposals will clearly communicate how the funds received will result in the pursuit of peer-reviewed journal publications, or similar research-focused projects with a clear outcome. Optimally, these seed grants will build interdisciplinary relationship in entrepreneurship research at NC State University, and promote accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Allowable activities include:

  • Hourly pay for graduate or undergraduate students for research assistance
  • Data collection or data access
  • Participant recruitment
  • Research-focused workshops
  • Proposal ideation workshops
  • Research-focused hack-a-thons

The deadline for submission for the Spring awards is March 31, 2024, with notifications of awards scheduled for April 15, 2024.

Please submit all application materials as one PDF to Jeff Pollack (