Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures is now accepting pre-proposal submissions for the next funding cycle of the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF).  

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a highly competitive process and has produced outstanding results: 

  • $3.1M awarded to 45 projects
  • CIF awardees have been awarded/raised $33M in additional external development funds 
  • 35 commercialization agreements 
  • Over $1M in license revenue
  • 18 startup companies launched

    CIF awards of up to $75,000 are designed to support short-term (one year or less) commercially-focused research projects. Proposed CIF projects should address milestones that would lead to commercialization of the research through licensing to an industry partner or result in the creation of a startup company.  

    The submission deadline for pre-proposals is November 1st, 2018.  Please note that all pre-proposal submissions must be associated with an intellectual property disclosure on file with the OTCNV. For additional details related to eligibility, proposal process, criteria, and submission, please visit the CIF homepage

    Please contact Amy Parker, CIF Program Manager if you have any questions.