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UTRF Technology Maturation Grant Proposal Deadline at Online

Friday, October 23, 2020

2021 UTRF Technology Maturation Grant -- Call for Submissions

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for its 13th annual maturation program. The UTRF Technology Maturation Grant aims to assist innovators in advancing new technologies on the path to market by awarding up to $15,000 in direct costs to the highest ranking proposals. The program is open to researchers, faculty, staff, and students across all University of Tennessee campuses and institutes. All proposals are due to your designated campus research office by 5:00 p.m., October 23, 2020.

Applicants must complete and submit the official UTRF Technology Maturation Grant Proposal form.Guidelines

  • Open to all UT researchers, faculty, staff and students at all campuses and institutes.
  • Projects must be related to an existing UT invention disclosure, OR a proposal can be accompanied by a new UT invention/creation disclosure. (Visit to submit a new invention disclosure.)
  • All proposals should clearly respond to the four questions.
  • Proposals that only generate basic research results should not be submitted.

Proposal Requirements

  • Please read the application overview and complete the UTRF Technology Maturation Grant Proposal form. Other forms of submission will not be accepted.
  • The proposal template is limited to two pages, and one page of references and one page of figures may be included as appendices. The complete proposal package must not exceed four pages. No bio or CV should be included.
  • The proposal should be received by the campus-specific research office (through CayuseSP, Evisions, etc.) by 5:00 p.m., October 23, 2020. Do not submit directly to UTRF.


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