Incentive Grants

The Outreach and Engagement (O&E) Incentive Grants Program seeks to align interdisciplinary faculty, their expertise, their students, and their research work to address significant community challenges in one or all three of the identified community partnerships, as outlined in the NC State Outreach and Engagement Strategic Plan. This effort also supports student engagement through faculty and community collaborations.


The incentive grants will work to stimulate interdisciplinary proposals that will be competitive for extramural funding, and to jumpstart innovation and broaden the base of faculty, staff, students and community partners participating in institutional engagement priorities. Interdisciplinary collaborations are considered to be intensive work that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and theories from two or more disciplines to advance understanding and present opportunities to solve problems.



Proposals may be submitted by any NC State faculty member or EHRA staff who is eligible to submit a proposal to an external funding agency.


Award Amount and Duration

Awards can be up to $10,000 per project and will become available in February 2018. The maximum number of awards for the Spring 2018 competition is seven (7). The funds would be available for use until the end of June 2019.


Proposal Submission Procedure

Proposals for funding should be submitted to Samantha Graham, Innovative Engagement Program Manager, by email, no later than 5:00 PM, on January 16, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications should be prepared with the specifications noted below under “Proposal Guidelines.” Selections will be announced by February 16, 2018.


Full RFP requirements can be found here.


For questions regarding this opportunity please contact:

Samantha Graham

Innovative Engagement Program Manager