To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological Sciences
Associate Deans for Research, School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Graduate School
Date: April 29, 2014
Subject: NIH Research Evaluation And Commercialization Hub (REACH) Awards (U01)
Notification of intent to submit is due at the Graduate School on: May 9, 2014
Deadline for internal competition: To Be Determined
The NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) program will support proof-of-concept centers (Hubs) that facilitate and accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance health. The REACH Hubs will provide qualified institutions with the initial investment and resources to nurture innovators to develop high priority early-stage technologies within the NIH’s mission by providing: (1) infrastructure for identifying the most promising technologies, (2) funding for product definition studies (e.g. feasibility studies, prototype development, or proof-of-concept studies), (3) coordinated access to expertise in areas required for early stage technology development (including scientific, regulatory, reimbursement, business, legal, and project management), and (4) skills development and hands-on experience in entrepreneurism. Establishing public-private partnerships and providing additional non-federal funds will be critical for success.
Amount per award: The maximum budget for a Hub is $1,000,000 total costs per year.
Duration of award: The maximum project period is 3 years.
Number of awards: Up to 3.
UW-Madison is allowed to submit one proposal
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line:
"NIH REACH-PI Name" by May 9, 2014 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal.
Please include the following in your e-mail:
Applications for internal review: PIs will be notified if an internal competition is necessary.
For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted using Grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov is posted on the RSP web site. Applications are due to the Sponsor by June 26, 2014, 5 PM CST.
If you have any questions, contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email email@example.com