The KickStart Award Program helps early-stage companies meet commercial milestones either on the technical side (prototype development, animal studies) or on the business side (regulatory pathway, freedom to operate).
Requests for proposals (RFAs) are solicited on a quarterly basis from faculty founders. The awards are in the $25,000 to $50,000 range depending the on the company's needs.
- Applications are accepted only through a web-based application system (see RFA).
- Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the due date unless it falls on a weekend. Otherwise, the application is due by 5 p.m. the next business day.
- For eligibility and important information regarding the application process, please see the RFA
- Deadline: July 31