2023 MTRAC AgBio Focused Grant RFP
The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) AgBio Innovation Hub announces the opening of its 2023 MTRAC AgBio Focused Topic Grant request for proposals.
This Focused Topic Grant is a special edition of the MTRAC AgBio Innovation Hub grant offerings. Please see the Focused Topic Grant Application web page below for the specific scope of this request-for-proposals (RFP).
Housed at Michigan State University, the MTRAC AgBio Innovation Hub (AgBio Hub) is one of five specialized statewide commercialization programs with in-depth domain expertise in specific areas of research. Each hub is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) together with a Michigan research university having domain depth in that hub’s technical and commercial theme(s). The AgBio Hub provides translational research funding to accelerate the commercialization of high potential AgBio and related technologies. This funding is available through competitive grants offered to innovators at institutions of higher education, non-profit research centers, and hospital systems throughout Michigan. For a more detailed discussion of the program, please see the MTRAC Program seminar
The AgBio Hub funds projects that relate directly to technology applications in agriculture, natural resources or other bio-based industries (excluding human medicine). The purpose of this specific RFP is to fund technologies that fall within the narrower scope defined in the Focused Top Grant Application.
Individual project direct cost budgets for Focused Topic Grant Awards may not exceed $50,000. Most proposals request between $25,000 and $50,000 in funding to cover projects that last about 6-9 months.
For MTRAC AgBio Focused Topic Grant application details, please see: : MTRAC AgBio Focused Topic Grant Application
Proposal Due: May 31, 2023
Researchers interested in submitting an MTRAC proposal are encouraged to contact Program Director Joe Affholter (email@example.com) or Program Assistant Weian Ou (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and pre-proposal consultation. Informational group webinars available upon request.