National Science Foundation: Partners for Innovation The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit. Project Duration: 18-24 months Funding: $250,000 Click here for more information
Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF) The goal of the Ohio Third Frontier TVSF is to create greater economic growth in Ohio based on start-up companies that commercialize technologies developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other Ohio not-for-profit research institutions. Project Duration: 1 year Funding: $100,000-$150,000 Click here for more information
E-Team Grant Program Receive an E-Team grant and get training through early-stage innovator training program. The training provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. Program Duration: 3 days -- 3 months Funding: $5,000-$20,000 Click here for an informational brochure Click here for steps to apply
I-Corps Teams: National Science Foundation NSF provides this grant for researchers who will receive additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate the translation of knowledge derived from fundamental research into emerging products and services that can attract subsequent third-party funding. Program Duration: 6 months Funding: $50,000 upon completion Click here for more information
I-Corps@Ohio I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program developed to assist faculty, staff and students from Ohio universities, colleges and community colleges in validating the market potential of technologies and launching startup companies. Program Duration: 6 months Funding: $15,000 upon completion Click here for more information
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) The mission of the SBIR program is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy. Project Duration: 6 months Funding: $150,000 Click here for more program information If interested in applying for SBIR, meet with UARF to discuss registrations needed for your particular agency. See here for more information on UARF SBIR support, including information sessions.