Cooperative Research Matching Grant Program

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The deadline for the latest round of the Cooperative Research Matching Grant Program is now passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Program Overview

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)

Program to Date

To date the MLSC has awarded 18 Cooperative Research Matching Grants totaling more than $8.75 million. Click here for a list of past awardees.

Program Eligibility

Eligible organizations include Massachusetts universities, colleges, and non-profit research institutions. There is no limit to the number of proposals that may be submitted by any one research institution.

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