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NCALS Research Foundation

Enhancing Research Programs

The North Carolina Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Foundation enhances research programs by seeking to increase public and private support for CALS.

This support creates new opportunities for CALS faculty, staff and students to innovate and pursue excellence in research by developing and sustaining critical partnerships.

  • Build resources for the discovery, development, and commercialization of new ideas and technologies.
  • Develop and articulate high-value research propositions.
  • Develop and implement innovative funding programs.
  • Simplify business processes and other interactions between the private sector and the university.
  • Provide advocacy for the programs and research achievements of the college.


Member Requirements: Members are selected for their support of the mission and vision of CALS, agricultural and life sciences research. Maximum number of board members: 32.

Nomination Process: Nominations are encouraged from all interested parties and are reviewed by the board’s nomination committee during quarterly meetings.

For More Information

Dinah Schuster

Executive Director, NCALS Research Foundation Board | Senior Director of Philanthropy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Office of College Advancement