NC IDEA's seed grant program has two grant cycles each year. Our Spring grant cycle typically opens in mid-February, while our Fall grant cycle opens sometime between mid-August and early September.

The below timeline includes the important dates and deadlines for our Spring 2017 Grant Cycle.


Spring 2017 Grant Cycle

February 22
- Spring 2017 Seed Grant Cycle Opens

March 1-2
- Information Sessions (see left margin for schedule)

March 13
- Seed Grant Application Submission Deadline
*All pre-proposals must be submitted and received by 5:00pm EST (no exceptions)*

April 4 - Notifications and Full Proposal Invitations Sent

April 11 
- Full Proposal Submission Deadline

May 3
- Notifications and Finalist Invitations Sent

May 12 - Finalist Presentations

May 19
- Notifcations and Grant WInners Announced

The Spring 2017 Seed Grant Application is now closed.
Our Fall 2017 Seed Grant Application will open in mid-August.

Grant Programs

Have questions about our programs or your application?

  • Attend an Information Session
  • Schedule Virtual Office Hours
  • Email grants@ncidea.org
  • Visit our FAQ page for questions specific to our seed grant program

Virtual Office Hours

A member of our team will be available on the following dates and times to answer your questions about program eligibility and the application itself. To schedule an appointment over the phone, please select a time here.

  • Tuesday (2/28, 3/7) from 10am - 1pm
  • Thursday (3/2, 3/9) from 10am - 1pm
  • Friday (2/24, 3/3, 3/10) from 1pm - 4pm

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