Description: Funds are intended to support the cost of projects that will advance innovative research results towards application and commercialization and to provide an incentive to validate and develop commercial opportunities for the investigator’s research. Competitions are for one-time projects based on existing research initiatives and expected to be of short duration (6-12 months).
Normally, projects are based on a technology, a concept, a process, or an artistic piece that has been disclosed to WORLDiscoveries® by way of a Report of Invention (ROI).
Amount: up to $50,000
Report of Invention (ROI): November 15, 2011
Letter of Intent: December 15, 2011
Full Application: January 31, 2012
Eligibility: The applicant must hold an academic appointment with a significant research component at Western and must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.