WRF supports STEM research at nonprofit institutions in Washington state, with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.
WRF Phased Technology Commercialization Grants
WRF supports groundbreaking translational research in life sciences and enabling technologies to help grow Washington’s innovation economy and to benefit the people of Washington state and beyond. The purpose of WRF’s phased Technology Commercialization Grants is to move technologies towards the marketplace to create new value and address public needs.
WRF will notify applicants within 6 weeks of the submission of their pre-proposal as to whether or not they are invited to submit a phase 1 technology commercialization grant proposal. Submission of this pre-proposal is the first step toward being considered for a WRF phase 1 grant.
Please be aware that WRF may use outside reviewers on occasion.
Guidelines for submitting a WRF Phased Technology Commercialization Grant pre-proposal:
- Applicant is conducting research at a nonprofit institution or university in Washington state
- The pre-proposal describes research that is translational and has a potential life science application and can be accomplished with $10,000 – $50,000 in funding
- Applicant has a strategy for the technology’s path to commercialization
- Applicant submits this pre-proposal and answers all questions fully
Phase 1 grants do not cover salary for regular faculty members. Research faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students are eligible to receive salary support.
Washington Research Foundation reviews the budget in each proposal for the appropriateness of the direct costs being requested. It is WRF’s policy not to pay indirect costs on any award.
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