Delaware Bioscience Center for Advanced Technology Grant Program
The mission of the Delaware Bioscience Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) program is to support and grow Delaware’s economy by fostering innovative research and development activities among its members. The Delaware Bioscience CAT program is successfully attracting and retaining life science businesses and creating new high-tech jobs for Delaware. The program supports this mission by sponsoring four grant mechanisms with funding by the State of Delaware.
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About the Delaware Biotechnology Institute
The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a partnership between government, academia and industry to help establish the First State as a center of excellence in biotechnology and the life sciences. Based at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, DBI promotes biotechnology research and technology transfer, education and workforce development for the benefit of the environment, agriculture and human health.
DELAWARE BIOSCIENCE CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY GRANT (CAT)AWARDS RANGING FROM
CYCLE 1 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 1
CYCLE 2 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1
- Two competitions are held annually for the grants program, which has four funding mechanisms, from fostering applied research collaborations to supporting access to high-end research instrumentation. Principal investigators from any academic or medical research institution in Delaware are eligible to apply for the Bioscience CAT grants, including UD, ChristianaCare, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College and Nemours Children’s Hospital. Delaware-based life science businesses also are eligible to apply for grants specifically directed at technology access.
The current application round closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2023.
IDEAS — HIGH-RETURN, INNOVATIVE, TRANSFORMATIVE (iHIT)UP TO
- Supports ideas in bioscience research that are in the development stage and promise to have a high economic return for innovative and transformative research projects.
APPLIED RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS (ARC)UP TO
- FOR 1 YEAR
- Supports bioscience research collaborations between Delaware academic and business partners
ENTREPRENEURIAL PROOF OF CONCEPT (EPoC)UP TO
- FOR 1 YEAR
- Supports bioscience research towards establishing a new Delaware-based business
TECHNOLOGY ACCESS PROGRAM (TAP)UP TO
- Provides Delaware bioscience businesses access to high-end research technologies at a reduced rate. Applications accepted year round.
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