Catalyst Awards Spring Cycle Opens

Dates: Monday, January 30, 2016 to Monday, February 27, 2017 2pm

UCSF Researchers: Get funding and expert industry advice to turn your discovery into a product.

Catalyst Awards is an intramural funding mechanism focused on the development of therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, and digital health products. The award includes:

  • Up to $200K* (Therapeutics), up to $100K (Devices and Diagnostics) and up to $60K (digital Health)
  • Mentoring in product development and technology commercialization
  • Connection to a large industry network

The impact of the Catalyst award to an individual project extends beyond immediate funding.  As a result of participation in Catalyst, investigators gather key proof-of-concept data that bring follow-on funding, develop and file intellectual property, establish industry collaborations, and start and fund companies.

*if chosen for a collaboration with an industry partner, a project can qualify for a combination of in-kind services and funding up to $500K for an extended award duration.


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Apply Jan 30th – Feb 27th2pm PST

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

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Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

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