GapFund360 is comprised of two award categories, Phase I and Phase II, and supports commercially valuable innovations from any field. Awards are issued annually.
Phase I Awards – $50,000 | Awards Available: Up to 6
These one-year awards assist innovations within the early stages of proof-of-concept development, equivalent to Technology Readiness Levels 2 – 3.
Successful applicants will have formulated novel concepts, applications, methods or compositions and partially validated their theories. In the life sciences, experimental proof-of-concept has been established via in vitro results. In all other fields, laboratory-based studies and validating strategies should be underway.
New for 2019 – The Center for Research Innovation and College of Science are co-sponsoring a Phase I Award dedicated to accelerating research within the COS. Eligible Applicants Apply Now!
Phase II Awards – $100,000 | Awards Available: Up to 2
These two-year awards assist innovations within the later stages of proof-of-concept and development, equivalent to Technology Readiness Levels 4 – 5.
In the life sciences, the invention has been validated in vitro with in vivo testing underway or complete. In all other fields, technologies are approaching near final commercial performance.
Awards up to $150,000 may be granted for exceptional circumstances.
Applicants may apply to both categories with differing technologies.
GapFund360 grants may be used to advance the commercial prospects of inventions in many different ways, including: