Cooperative Research Matching Grant Program
The Cooperative Research Matching Grant Program is designed to promote industry-academic research collaborations, support translational research, and accelerate the commercialization of promising products and services.
Not-for-profit academic/research institutions are eligible to apply for grant funding of up to $250,000 per year over two years, provided that they have secured an industry sponsor for the research which will match MLSC funds on at least a 1:1 basis.
Applicants will be required to clearly identify the opportunity or value proposition for collaborating with the industry sponsor. Proposals should clearly articulate:
- the problem to be solved
- the benefits of solving this problem
- the differences between what is currently available on the market and what this partnership is likely to yield in terms of improved health outcomes, cost efficiencies, enhanced delivery of services, etc.
- the project work plan
- how responsibility for project completion is shared between the industry and academic partner(s)
In 2008, the MLSC awarded six grants totaling $3.76 million over a three-year period.
In 2010, the MLSC awarded two grants totaling $1 million over a two-year period.
In November 2012, the MLSC launched the third round of this progam, with awards anticipated to be announced in June 2013.
Click here to read more about past research grants.
For more information on this progeam, please review the following:
- 2012 MLSC Press Release
- 2012 Grant Solicitation
- Frequently Asked Questions
- PDF of Application (for reference only)
PLEASE NOTE: The recent application period closed on February 28, 2013.
If you have questions about the program after you have reviewed the materials on this website, please send an email to: email@example.com