Learn more about external funding opportunities open for Cornell University innovators and entrepreneurs.

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The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research ASPIRE Awards

  • Funding: ASPIRE I Awards ($250K), ASPIRE II Awards ($750K)
  • Target audience: Principal Investigators with innovative ideas that have the potential to solve high-impact problems in cancer research,
  • Applications deadline: Ongoing
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America’s Seed Fund SBIR | STTR

  • Funding: up to $2 Million in seed funding
  • Target audience: startups developing deep technologies
  • Applications deadline: ongoing
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Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – National Science Foundation

Two tracks:

  1. PFI Technology Translation with $550,000 for up to two years. Target audience: PI with one basic research project into early technology/product development
  2. PFI-Research Partnership with $1,000,000 for three years
  • Annual submission deadlines for the PFI program are:
    • Tuesday, May 2, 2023
    • Tuesday, September 5, 2023
    • Tuesday, January 2, 2024
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