Research Grants Available to Businesses

VT EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) recently announce two funding opportunities.

1.  VT EPSCoR SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) provides Vermont based businesses the opportunity to compete for up to $15,000:

  • The main goal of the Vermont ESPCoR Phase (0) solicitation is to identify proposals that show promise for success in federal SBIR competitions.
  • One award will also be made in areas of interest to NASA using NASA EPSCoR funds, contingent upon the availability of FY19 funds.
  • Funding period is May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019.
  • Due date for proposals is February 7, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Please read the full RFP for more details and submission instructions. RFP, online application and additional information can be found HERE.
 
2.  VT EPSCoR Pilot Awards for Faculty - Small Business Partnerships provides the opportunity to compete for up to $10,000:

  • Projects must be complementary to VT EPSCoR Basin Resilience to Extreme Events in the Lake Champlain Basin (BREE) research.
  • Awards are for innovation and to move research forward.
  • Collaborators from higher education institutions and small businesses (under 500 employees) registered in Vermont are eligible to apply. All Pilot Award proposals must be submitted by a higher education small business partnership.
  • Funding period is May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019.
  • Due date for proposals is February 21, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Please read the full RFP for more details and submission instructions. RFP, online application and additional information can be found HERE.
 
Have questions, or need help with your proposal? Please email epscor@uvm.edu, phone (802) 656-7931 or visit them online at www.uvm.edu/EPSCoR