FY2020 Cycle 2: Open to innovations in all life science sectors, except Class I medical devices or consumer products
NCBiotech’s Flash Grant program aims to identify and energize the most creative ideas that exhibit early indications of commercial potential. Like a flash of inspiration, Flash Grants infuse a quick jolt of funding at a critical early point when a small, targeted influx of funds can be crucial to shaping innovative research ideas into high potential life science technologies, particularly in emerging and converging life science sectors.
Flash Grants provide up to $20,000 to support short, sharply focused research projects that address one or both program goals:
1. To obtain crucial proof-of-concept or feasibility testing data necessary to suggest the disruptive potential of a life science technology
2. To conduct the final experiment(s) needed to advance a basic life science research program into the translational research phase of development
Cycle 1 Deadline:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Agricultural tech, marine/aquaculture tech, and natural products
Cycle 2 Deadline:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (noon)
Solicitation: Open (with some restrictions; consumer products and Class 1 medical devices are not eligible)
Cycle 3 Deadline:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (noon)
Solicitation: Precision, digital, and data-driven life sciences technologies, and global health technologies
Program guidelines and application instructions are located at www.ncbiotech.org/flash.