Nagoya University-NC State Research Collaboration Seed Grants

NC State Global offers funding for NC State faculty to enhance research collaboration and academic exchange with colleagues at Nagoya University in Japan.

The longstanding relationship between North Carolina State University and Nagoya University serves as a strategic partnership to leverage complementary strengths and inter-disciplinary scholarship in the advancement of research collaboration and academic exchanges. These awards are designed to provide pump-priming and early contact partner outreach with the expectation that they will lead to more substantive engagement.

Funds will support international travel and related activities leading to high-quality research collaboration. The intention is that these collaborations will result in high-quality outputs, such as workshops/seminars, research collaboration, exchanges of researchers and graduate students, publication of joint papers from collaborative research, or follow-on joint research bids.

2018-19 Proposal Timeline

  • Proposal announcement – September 5, 2018
  • Proposal deadline – 5:00 p.m. EST on October 30, 2018, 6:00 a.m. JST on October 31, 2018 by completing the online application. (Questions can be directed to Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Funds available – December 1, 2018
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2017 Funded Proposals

  • Designing reconfigurable soft materials using light-activated rotational jamming
    NC State PI: Lilian Hsiao, College of Engineering
    Nagoya PI: Takeshi Kawasaki
  • Towards Developing the Next Generation Biocatalysts for a Sustainable Global Chemical Industry
    NC State PI: Reza Ghiladi, College of Sciences
    Nagoya PI: Osami Shoji
  • Development of Biomedical Engineering based on Micro-and Nanotechnology
    NC State PI: Nancy Allbritton, College of Engineering
    Nagoya PI: Yoshinobu Baba



Mr. David Dixon, North Carolina State University
Mr. Masa Fukai, Nagoya University