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Submission Deadline

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

EPoC Grant Information
(This is a pilot program launched in 2016)

Who can apply?


Principal Investigators (PIs)* from any Delaware academic research institution, including:

  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Technical Community College
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • University of Delaware
  • Wesley College

* Must be eligible to serve as a PI at their home institution.

PIs can have only one active EPoC grant at a time.

EPoC-specific notes:

  • May request up to $50,000.
  • Each project is limited to 12 months of grant support.
  • Must not duplicate projects funded by other sources.
  • Expected to establish proof of concept, in support of a new business, and if successful, lead to the establishment of a new start-up company by the end of the 12-month grant period.

Intellectual property

PIs should consult with the technology transfer office at their home institution. The EPoC program does not retain any rights to intellectual property.