Ag/Bio Funding Opportunity

The Michigan State University MTRAC Innovation Hub for Ag/Bio is open to receive proposals from Michigan research universities including Michigan Tech.

A video conference with MSU Program Manager Karen Studer-Rabeler has been scheduled for Michigan Tech researchers and faculty to review the technical scope of the program, eligibility, the application process and determining the appropriateness of applying for a starter award (up to $25,000) vs. the larger full award program (up to $100,000).

Proposal eligibility requires the submission of an invention disclosure to Michigan Tech and a 1:1 match. The MSU Innovation Hub currently has open solicitations with applications for the starter grants due Sept. 11 and full awards due Nov. 7.

The video conference will be hosted at Michigan Tech by MTRAC Commercialization Program Director John Diebel at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28 in Room 724 of the M&M Building.

Commercialization program directors from all five MTRAC programs will be on campus Oct. 11 to discuss funding opportunities in applied advanced materials, life science, medical devices, advanced transportation and Ag/Bio.

More information on the MSU Innovation is available here.