How To Apply


The UVA-Coulter Translational Partnership has multiple funding mechinisms. Spring funding cycle invests approximately $700,000 in six to eight projects. These grants are typically $100,000, but range from $75,000 to $150,000. The Program also funds seed projects on a real-time basis, ranging from $5,000 to $40,000.

No two projects have the same needs and that the path to translation will be different for a team building a medical device from one developing software. As a result, we develop a customized suite of services for all the research teams we work with.

Proposal Process

  • Application

    There are two paths to funding from the UVA-Coulter Translational Partnership.

    Annual Request for Proposals ($75,000 - $100,000 budget range).  Each year, UVA-Coulter issues a request for applications in February.  The proposal deadline is typically six to eight weeks later. UVA-Coulter values brevity.  Proposals are limited to five pages including selected bibliography, and CVs cannot exceed two pages

    Seed Funds ($5,000 to $40,000 budget range).  UVA-Coulter also awards small seed grants at any time on the basis of a two-page written summary of project aims and a budget.  These do not require UVA-Coulter Oversight Committee approval.  Researchers should note that the UVA-Coulter grants cover direct, but not indirect, costs.

    Contact Hannah Moore, Coulter Administrator

  • Selection

    The UVA-Coulter Oversight Committee evaluates proposals on the basis of innovation and scientific merit, potential health care impact, technical feasibility and the potential for commercialization.  During its May meeting, the UVA-Coulter Oversight Committee selects the most promising proposals.  At the committee’s July meeting, the principal investigators give a 10-minute presentation.  The committee announces its decision later that day.

    UVA-Coulter Oversight Committee
  • Postaward

    As projects mature, we provide guidance, information and contacts that project leaders can use to move their innovations toward commercialization. Depending on the project, this might include clinical trials, licensing, regulatory approval, patent protection, market development and customer acquisition and fundraising.

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