Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Washington Research Foundation technology commercialization grants will be available to Invent at Seattle Children’s Postdoctoral Scholars and research institute faculty, students, postdocs, research scientists and staff scientists to accelerate the components of product development that are critical for subsequent investment funding or Investigational New Drug (IND) filings.
Technology Commercialization Programs
Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Washington Research Foundation phased technology commercialization grants accelerate the advancement of products and services with public benefit, at three levels.
- Phase 1: up to $100,000 (a short pre-proposal)
- Phase 2: up to $250,000 (must have previously received a Washington Research Foundation Phase 1 grant)
- Phase 3: more than $250,000 (must have previously received a Washington Research Foundation Phase 2 grant)
Seattle Children’s Research Institute–based Invent at Seattle Children’s Postdoctoral Scholars or any faculty member, students, postdoctoral researcher, research scientist or staff scientist at the research institute are eligible to apply for technology commercialization grants. Invent at Seattle Children’s scholars who are primarily based at the University of Washington or Benaroya Research Institute may apply through the Washington Research Foundation. Invent at Seattle Children’s scholars who are primarily based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center may apply through the BD&S Office.
Reach out to Kamya Rajaram at Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Intellectual Property Core with a copy to IPC@seattlechildrens.org if you are interested in submitting a pre-proposal. Applicants will receive an email with a set of questions. Provide responses to the questions via email. The Intellectual Property Core will assess if the application is suitable for a Technology Commercialization Grant pre-proposal. If your application is suitable, you will be asked to directly apply via the Washington Research Foundation. The Intellectual Property Core will provide feedback and support next steps for applications that need further work.
If the proposal is advanced to the Washington Research Foundation, their review process – which includes external expert reviewers – will begin. In some cases, the Intellectual Property Core or the Washington Research Foundation will interact with those who submit proposals to request additional information or shape the proposal. The goal is to provide timely feedback to applicants so that the work can begin, if funded, or other sources of funding can be sought.