South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

SCRA supports its stakeholders in key technology sectors, which include but are not limited to, Advanced Materials/ Manufacturing; Life Sciences; and Information Technology. SCRA grant funding is made possible, in part, by Industry Partnership Fund (IPF) contributions. Contributors receive a dollar-for-dollar South Carolina income tax credit, making it a no-cost way to create a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.


SCRA provides assistance for the following types of grants:

  • Academic Startup Grants
  • Demonstration Grants
  • Relocation Grants
  • Phase 1 SBIR/STTR Matching Grants
  • Project Development Fund (PDF) Grants