Murdock 2020 Commercialization Initiation Program

April 1, 2020

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UAF has the opportunity to submit one application to the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, 2020 Commercialization Initiation Program for projects from the natural sciences, medicine and engineering. The deadline for the unit-selected white paper submissions is Monday, March 23, 2020.

The Murdock Trust supports groundbreaking research by helping to facilitate lab discoveries and bring innovation to where it is needed most.

Only UAF’s highest priority project will be considered. The PI or inventor may request up to $60,000 from the Trust and the university is required to match at least an equal amount. Please contact Gwen Holdmann with information on your proposal concept and need for match support. PIs should notify their dean/director that they intend to submit a proposal. The dean/director will be asked to provide comments and forward only one proposal from their unit.

If you are selected from your unit to submit a white paper, then you will need to submit: a title page, up to a 3-page white paper, a one page draft budget in the UAF OGCA format, and short CVs of PIs and funded Co-Is. White paper guidelines are available here.

White paper submissions are due March 23, 2020 by 5 p.m. late submissions will be refused. Selected PIs should submit white papers to UAF’s limited submission review committee will review all white papers submitted, and recommendations made to the Vice Chancellor of Research.