Government Funding Sources

Federal

All U.S. federal government agencies announce opportunities through Grants.gov. Opportunities are available here from many government agencies, including:

Note: The Office of Extramural Research (OER) at NIH is the best source for information on the NIH grants process, including current news, alerts, deadlines, and notices.

Anyone may search Grants.gov for funding opportunities. However, to actually apply for an opportunity, individuals may be required to register with the sponsoring agency to obtain a username or ID and password. See Step 4. Submit Your Proposal for more information.

State of Utah

The Technology Commercialization & Innovation Program (TCIP) is a State funded grant program developed by the Utah Legislature in 1986 to help accelerate the commercialization of promising technologies that have strategic value for Utah. All proposals should be pre-approved by TVC and OSP. Visit the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for complete application instructions.

The Centers of Excellence (COE) is a State sponsored program that helps to fund the process of moving the most innovative research from Utah’s universities into businesses. The program helps each Center develop a sound business plan and develop relationships with existing businesses that are interested in the market potential of the specific technology. All proposals should be pre-approved by TVC and OSP. Visit the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for complete application instructions.