Funding Opportunities - CTTEC - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, November 18, 2011

Funding Opportunities

1. CMU Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund

You must be a recent Carnegie Mellon University Graduate within the last five years.

You must submit a Letter of Commitment for $50,000 of matching cash investment. The OFEF will only close on its investment simultaneously with your matching investor. The matching investor can be a third party (angel, VC, company, etc.) or it can be you or your family. However, it must be a cash investment in the same convertible note instrument that the OFEF uses. You must commit to use an OFEF mentor and attend the annual OFEF business conference.

View more info and application online.


2. TechBelt Grant Forum

View many upcoming funding opportunities here.



3. HHS/NIH SBIR/STTR (non-AIDS related)

Standard Receipt Dates: 12/5/11

View more info here.


4. Idea Foundry Life Sciences Accelerator Program Application

The Life Science Start-Up Accelerator Program targets early stage life science innovations in the pre-commercialization stage—i.e. the stage between conclusion of research and the beginning of commercialization. The identification of commercial potential includes activities such as evaluation of the business application of intellectual property assets, protection of those assets and the evaluation of the commercial landscape.

Apply online by 11/30/11.


SBIR Deadlines:

1. National Science Foundation: Deadline 12/1/11

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2. HHS/NIH: Close: 12/5/11

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3. Department of Transportation: Deadline 12/12/11

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4. DoC (NOAA):  Deadline: 1/12/12

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5. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):  Deadline: 1/28/12

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6. Department of Defense: Open 12/12/11; Close 1/11/12

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7. The U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Deadline 1/18/12

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8. Department of Energy: Open 11/28/11; LOI due date 12/20/11; Close 1/31/12

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9. Department of Homeland Security: Deadline 1/9/12

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STTR Deadlines


1. DoE STTR: Opens 11/18/11; Close 1/31/12

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2. DoD STTR: Open 2/28/12; Close 3/30/12

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3. HHS/NIH STTR: Opens 1/19/12; Close: 4/5/12

View more info here.