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Support Infrastructure

Funding Faculty Ideas

CALS has developed funding programs that promote interdisciplinary activity.

  • Dean’s Enrichment Grants Program
  • CALS Innovation Fund
    • Donor-funded program directed by faculty
    • Four-step funding process
      1. Imagination Funding
      2. Concept Funding
      3. Innovation and Development Fund
      4. Seed Fund

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Fundraising Focus

We are extremely fortunate to have generous alumni and friends, partners and stakeholders, and the support of state leaders who recognize that our work helps cultivate opportunities and creates prosperity.

Record Year Results

  • $84.111 million raised in FY17 – a record fundraising year for CALS 
    • 37.4% of the total university advancement amount
    • 59.7% of funds raised for all NC State colleges
  • $114M for Sponsored Programs – an all time high for CALS
    • 28.3% of the total university sponsored programs
    • 32% of sponsored programs for all NC State colleges

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Faculty Hiring Programs

What we Think and Do cultivates change agents who confront grand challenges with innovative solutions.

To better prepare our students and serve our clients, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is in the process of hiring 78  faculty positions through three hiring programs:

Animal and Ecological Systems – 18 New Faculty Positions

  • Hired 6
  • Now Recruiting 5
  • Approved for Recruiting 7

Food, Biochemical and Engineered Systems – 20 New Faculty Positions

  • Hired 8
  • Now Recruiting 4
  • Approved for Recruiting 8

Human and Resource Systems – 11 New Faculty Positions

  • Hired 7
  • Now Recruiting 1
  • Approved for Recruiting 3


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Future Growth

CALS faculty and staff honor our rich land-grant history with our purpose-driven work of today, and keen minds focused on the future. We are always exploring opportunities for future improvement and growth. Below are just a few considerations:

  • Revisiting our Strategic Plan – How are we doing? What will it take to achieve our goals?
  • Enhance infrastructure needs – Focus on supporting faculty and staff support
    • Business operations efficiency
    • Facilities R&R – Build on recent $3M investment
  • Strengthening our international presence
  • Fostering greater on-campus collaborations
  • Undergrad and Grad student recruitment
  • Communicating the impact of our work
  • Build on momentum – Listen. Learn. Think and Do for our stakeholders.


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