Faculty Led POC funding is available for faculty-led projects to advance commercialization of innovative technology covered by an invention disclosure previously submitted to a Kansas institution of higher education. These awards will be made as grants with repayment obligations, to be repaid if successfully licensed by the university.
These funds are designed to act as a bridge to the next available level of substantial grants (e.g. NIH, SBIR) after an initial grant has been expended; or to fund adjacent research outside of the scope of a previous grant.
To be eligible, the applicant must:
POC funds can be used for, but not limited to, the following:
POC funds cannot be used for: