Research Grants Program Office
Proof of Concept Program: Commercialization Gap Grants
Call for proposals - NOW CLOSED
(Submission deadline: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 12:00 Noon PT / 3:00 pm ET)
The Proof of Concept Program: Commercialization Gap Grants (POC) is an effort to bridge the gap from research to commercialization in what is sometimes called “the valley of death:” that is, the absence of an industry sponsor and the lack of funding to build a prototype of a product or service that could then be used to solicit investment for a new company or license a new product. By facilitating the successful commercialization of innovations to society, this initiative is expected to have a positive impact on California and the state’s economy.
This research opportunity is open to all fields, including physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Applicants may request up to one year of funding.
Application materials provided below are for reference only. Applicants gain access to application templates through proposalCENTRAL once an LOI is approved.
Application instructions and templates for 2012-13:
- Application Instructions (pdf)
- Project Participants (pdf)
- Project Narrative (pdf)
- Grant Budget Workbook (pdf)
- Budget Justification (pdf)
- Biographical Sketch and Relevant Publications (pdf)
- Other Current and Pending Support (pdf)
PI Letter of Intent and Commercial Assessment Form
(Submission deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 12:00 Noon PT / 3:00 pm ET)
Research commences: June 1, 2013