GRA offers new commercialization seed award
The recently announced GRA VentureLab Commercialization Seed Award (CSA) is a new feature of GRA VentureLab. The Award is designed to identify university technologies with commercial potential and move them into the commercialization process.
The CSA is open to full-time research faculty and faculty of the professorial ranks (assistant, associate, or full) of all four- year academic institutions in the state of Georgia and to full-time scientists of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who are based in Georgia.
Selection automatically enters the recipient in the VentureLab milestone-based program, and entitles the recipient to a Phase I VentureLab award of up to $50,000. Successful completion of the Phase I milestone(s) qualifies the project for receipt of a Phase II award of up to $100,000. The 1 to 1 cash matching requirement normally required for Phase II VentureLab projects will be waived for the selected recipient.
Application deadline is April 5, 2012. To download CSA application materials, go to www.gra.org.