*** ATTENTION ALL INVESTIGATORS ***
The Catalyzer Research Grant Program (CRG) (previously known as the Small Research Grant Program) aims to help local researchers increase their probabilities of success in securing federal funding for their research and development activities. It is well acknowledged by scientists that R&D funding in Puerto Rico could be significantly increased if local researchers are provided with adequate resources that enabled them to arrive at critical milestones in their research endeavors. In particular, the CRG will provide bridge funding to help researchers to position their R&D proposals competitively prior to the submission, or resubmission, to private or federal agencies.
- Letter of Intent (LOI) Phase opens on: March 18, 2020
- Letter of Intent (LOI) Phase closes on: April 16, 2020
- Invitation to submit Full Proposals: Early June
Funding per Award: Under this solicitation, proposals may be submitted for funding up to $70,000, indirect costs are not allowed. Applicants must specify in their applications the intended use of the grant funds in their research activity and explain how these efforts can enhance their success probabilities in obtaining federal R&D funding. Awardees will receive $35,000 at the time of execution of the agreement. The final disbursement of $35,000 will be payable after the grantee presents a mid-point progress report showing successful compliance with the project milestones as presented in the proposal.
Project Period: Project duration must be a minimum of twelve months but not greater than twenty-four months. Funding awards are expected to be issued during the period of November-December of 2020 for proposals submitted under this solicitation. Applicants that receive funds from the Catalyzer Research Grant should submit or resubmit their proposals to a highly competitive private or federal R&D program within the next 15-18 months of the award date.
Info Sessions are coming:
Join us to learn about the funding opportunities provided by the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust – Research Grants Program.
Limited spaces available, please RSVP.
Universidad Central del Caribe: March 05, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. RSVP here
University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras: March 09, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. RSVP here
Ponce Health Science University: March 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. RSVP here
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus: March 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. RSVP here
University of Puerto Rico, Utuado Campus: March 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. RSVP here
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