NC TraCS Institute $50K Commercialization Grant Program now accepting submissions

The NC TraCS $50K Commercialization Grant Program provides funding and access to internal and external business experts to assist faculty-originated startup companies with the commercialization of concepts for novel therapeutic small molecules, biologics, diagnostics, or devices.

This grant program offers applicants the avenue to request support for operational needs (i.e. legal expenses, business plan creation, market research, regulatory consultation) and/or the creation of product or service prototypes.

The submission due date for the Commercialization Grant is June 30, 2010. For complete details about the grant program, please visit the NC TraCS Commercialization website at, and click on “Grant Program” in the left-hand menu.

NOTE: The previous round’s (deadline March 31, 2010) grant guidelines have been modified for the current round of funding. Please visit the website to view the new guidelines.

Please email your complete proposal to You will be receiving a receipt confirmation. In the event that you experience technical difficulties during submission, you may contact Paul Kerr at or (919) 843-9666. We will accept proposals after the due date if the applicant encounters technical difficulties.

To schedule a consultation or ask a question about NC BioStart, please contact NC TraCS Central at (919) 966-6022 or send an email to

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