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.