Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative (CTRI)

On behalf of the University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Technology Management (OTM), in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is opening a call for submissions for the Chancellor’s Translational Research Initiative (CTRI).

This CTRI funding is available to support projects that have high potential for commercialization, but are in preparation for proof of concept funding through Illinois Ventures or to have enough translational data for licensing by industrial partners, typically TRL 4 or lower. Eligible applicants are full time faculty, staff, and researchers who have a CFOP account. Achievement of these early milestones, which are difficult to attract funding through alternate sources, will make them more attractive for licensing or start-up opportunities.  The end goal of this program is to advance UIC innovations to a commercialization outcome.  UIC faculty innovators have the opportunity to receive up to $25,000 per project, to advance technology originating at UIC. The Winter 2020 cycle closes on January, 2020 for submission of applications.