$5000 awarded annually
- Agricultural Biotechnology projects have relevance to agricultural biotechnology science, technology, and applications. Research using a cotton system or directly applicable to the cotton industry is encouraged, but not required.
- Industry-Relevant Projects should directly involve pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology-related industry. Examples include research internships at companies, on-campus research on a problem in collaboration with a specific company, or research on applications demonstrably near commercialization.
- Collaborative Projects should enable students to engage in research collaborations between different institutions and/or permit students to work on projects at site(s) outside their home institution. Interdisciplinary research collaborations are especially encouraged.
- Regionally-Relevant Projects focus on problems relevant to the needs, and/or biotechnology-related industry important to a specific region in North Carolina (e.g., marine biotech, natural products).