Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington can further develop translational research projects with grants as high as $25,000 from the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research.
The Translational Research Pilot Grant Program funds the completion of proof-of-concept projects that will support the development of translational research projects with industry partners, the establishment of new companies or the strengthening of patent applications. The deadline to apply for this third round of annual funding is April 1. Funding will be made available June 1.
Individual project budgets up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be assessed on scientific merit, the potential to significantly enhance the commercial development of the new discovery and the potential for the creation of new intellectual property. Materials must be submitted in Microsoft Word and Excel documents to the Johnson Center at email@example.com. Contact Johanna E. Salazar, assistant director, at 812-855-3133 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Keith R. Davis, director of the Johnson Center, said the Translational Research Pilot Grant Program continues to grow.
“In 2015, we received five applications, followed by 10 applications in 2016. Since the program’s inception in 2015, JCITR has awarded more than $311,000 to 13 teams of researchers,” he said. “Researchers at IU Bloomington are addressing nationwide and worldwide challenges with their work. These grants could help extend their impact even further to the marketplace and the general public.”
Representatives of all teams that received grants will speak at the third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference on April 6. It will be held in the Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington.