Office of the Vice President for Research

Technology Gap Fund 

This competitive awards program advances the development of novel applied technologies that have near-term potential for licensing and commercialization. The Technology Gap Fund is not intended to support basic research, but rather it will support activities to advance  technologies through the development of prototypes or through final proof of concept that have already demonstrated potential commercial appeal and for which the university has applied for IP protection (at least a provisional patent); or to expand research on promising new technologies, at the disclosure stage, for which a patent application has not been fully developed but that has short-term commercial potential.

Click here for full program description, guidelines, and submission materials.

The 2010-11 deadline is 4 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Contact: Bob Silva, interim director of technology transfer, (740) 593-0976,