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Grubstake Fund

The Grubstake program assists faculty members and researchers who have a project that may be commercially viable by providing funding to advance its development to the prototype stage. Funding levels vary depending on individual project needs, but the average award amounts to $50,000.

The CI2 program is a separate program from the Grubstake program established in 1994. The Grubstake program is intended to provide gap funding to advance promising projects to the prototype or proof-of-concept stage. Another important distinction is that Grubstake applications can be submitted at any time during the year and if selected, awards are made within a few weeks of the submission. Grubstake proposals should be submitted using the same format as for CI2 proposals.

For additional information, questions, or submissions, please contact Fred Farina.

See also the CI2 page for additional funding opportunities.