Complete the request below for instructions on how to submit a proposal
The Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds were established to enhance opportunities for innovations discovered by investigators at the University of Pittsburgh to advance toward commercialization. The program is intended to provide financial support that cannot typically be obtained from other traditional sources of funding, including the faculty member’s department/school or external government funding agencies.
Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds – Pitt Only
This fund will award $35,000 to a full-time, tenured, or tenure stream faculty at Pitt to support pre-commercialization activities for an innovation developed at Pitt.
Chancellor's Innovation Commercialization Funds – Regional Partner (1:1 cash match)
This fund requires a 1:1 cash match from a regional partner and will result in a $35,000 award to a full-time tenured or tenure stream faculty at Pitt to support pre-commercialization activities for an innovation developed at Pitt.
Submit a Proposal
By completing the form to the right, you will receive an email that will provide specific details for eligibility and instructions to submit your proposal. Proposals will require an abstract describing the innovation and budget justification.
The deadline for submission is December 1, 2017.If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Ireland at [email protected].