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Submission Deadline

Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

EPoC Proposal Submission Instructions

Proposal must be submitted as a single electronic PDF document.

Proposal must include the following:

Protein Gels
  • Cover page: download PDF form
  • Four-page narrative (does not include references).
    • Should include a description of the individual (s) who will lead business development including their background, technical expertise, and relationship to the PI.
  • Budget: download Excel template
    • Must fill out the template completely
  • Budget justification
    • Allowable costs:
      • Fringe benefits.
      • Personnel costs: Must include name of the individual for whom the support is requested, their role on the project, and the effort being requested (in calendar months).
      • Appropriate tuition and fees.
      • Travel: Funds (of up to $1,500) to support travel within the U.S. to present research at scientific meetings. (Must be well justified)
      • Supplies: Funds to conduct research.
      • Other: Costs to use fee-for-service facilities are permitted.
    • Unallowable costs:
      • Equipment.
      • Expenses directly related to new business creation.
      • F&A costs.
      • Support for PIs (generally not allowed).
      • Support for administrative personnel.
      • Subcontracts.
  • Two-page biosketch (NSF or NIH format)
  • Fill out support/commitment form

Proposal format:

  • Each page of the proposal must include the name of the proposer
  • Font size of at least 11 pt
  • 1-inch margins top, bottom, left and right

Review process

Each proposal will be reviewed by a Technical Review Panel as well as by a Steering Committee. Only successfully submitted proposals will be considered.

Award Conditions may include:

  • Expend available funds (EPoC funds) in the planned award period.
  • May participate in the Bioscience CAT symposium.
  • Complete brief annual, final, and follow-up reports.
  • Partner to complete a brief (< one page) follow-up economic impact report for three years after project completion (one per year).
  • Detailed award conditions will be provided upon notice of award.

For questions, please contact cat@dbi.udel.edu or consult our F.A.Q.