Located in the heart of the high-tech Research Triangle, NC Central University’s research centers are preparing students to become the next generation of scientists and social scientists. Our work addresses the economic and social challenges that impact North Carolina and the world today—and those that will affect us tomorrow.  

Research Portal

Want to learn more about research at NCCU? Check out our Research Portal, where you can learn about active projects and the faculty involved with them!

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Whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate student, there are opportunities for you to be involved in research that will make a difference. 


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Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI)

NC Central's Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) conducts multidisciplinary and inter-institutional research focused on addressing health disparities, with ample opportunities for students to get involved and enhance their access to careers in the biomedical sciences.

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Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE)

With dual missions of health research and degree-focused workforce development, the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) provides education and training in biotechnology and biomanufacturing for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

By assisting in the acquisition of extramural funding, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs fosters an environment that encourages our faculty's research, scholarly inquiries, and creative activities.

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