Carver College of Medicine is supporting the advancement of innovative technology through a GAP funding mechanism targeting medical devices and health software.  CCOM faculty and staff are eligible to apply for GAP funding up to $60,000 per project.  Projects require Chair support and department matching funds (5:1, CCOM:department).   

 

Use of Funds: Development of medical devices or health software (e.g. prototyping, software development, sterilization validation studies, mold design, animal studies, First in Human study, usability study.)

Funds may not be used toward salary or students. 

Grant solicitation will occur twice per year.  Submissions accepted beginning 2 weeks prior to deadline.  Upcoming proposal deadline:  April 3, 2020.  

 

Application process:

1. Submit proposal using form below.  UI Ventures will review content for relevancy and completeness. 

  • Project details should include description of 2-3 milestones and associated funds, timeline. 
  • Chair statement should include project title, acknowledgement of matching fund requirement (5:1, CCOM:department), and general support of project concept.  PDF of an email is acceptable. 

2. UI Ventures compiles a market and IP summary for each project.  Applicant may be asked to provide input for the summaries. 

3.  Full proposal, market and IP summaries will be submitted to Selection Committee.  Selection Committee comprises both internal and external members.

4.  PI presents project to Selection Committee.  Committee may ask questions regarding project, market need, timeline, budget. 

5. Selection Committee selects projects to fund.

6. Selected projects are notified and 50% of approved funding is released to project MFK. 

7. Upon project completion of first milestone, additional 30% funding is released. Final 20% of funding is released at completion after submission of Final Report to UI Ventures and Invention Disclosure form to UIRF. 

GAP Fund Proposal

name_of_project
name_of_pi
PI must be in CCOM.
department
PI primary department
standard_of_care
What is current SOC and what is wrong with it? (1-2 paragraphs)
description_of_technology
Provide a brief description of technology (1-2 paragraphs).  What is the potential benefit over the standard of care?
project_details
Provide a detailed project summary (1-2 pages).  This should include 2-3 detailed milestones, funding requested per milestone, timeline (12 mo. max). . 
One file only.
256 MB limit.
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anticipated_final_technology_level
Describe the technology readiness level anticipated at the completion of the project.
chair_approval
Provide statement of support from Chair. 
One file only.
256 MB limit.
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