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Kleinmuntz Center Proof-of-Concept Program Application

Kleinmuntz Center Proof-of-Concept Program Application
The Catherine and Don Kleinmuntz Center for Genomics in Business and Society (Kleinmuntz Center) is committed to supporting innovation taking place here at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. As a result, the Kleinmuntz Center is calling for applications for their first pre-commercialization Proof-of-Concept (POC) program which will award one to two “Mikashi Awards" of $50,000-$75,000 per year for up to two years.

The Kleinmuntz Center Mikashi Awards aim to fund IGB projects that demonstrate market viability to help projects succeed.

Application submissions open March 19th, 2021 and close May 7th, 2021. 

Requirements:
The Kleinmuntz Center Mikashi Awards are open to all Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology faculty and affiliates.

Application and Review Process:
1) Proposal Submission & Application Form
Submit a three to five-page proposal including a project description, a proposed budget (template available here), and a detailed timeline with major milestones indicated. Documents should be submitted using the form below.

2) Proposal Review
An external committee will review all proposals and evaluate each project's perceived ability to successfully prepare for commercialization within the scope of the project, the requested budget, and the proposed time frame.

3) Awards Announced
Awards will be announced directly to faculty, as well as in a public announcement late May, 2021. 

For additional details, please review the Guidelines for Kleinmuntz Center Proof-of-Concept Funding document.
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Please email KCPOCfunding@igb.illinois.edu with additional questions or concerns.