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CIT Announces FY2016 Solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

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Virginia Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

CSIIP is a free, centralized online tool that links undergraduate STEM students with paid internship positions at companies throughout Virginia. To learn more about the program and how it works, click here.

Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) accelerates innovation and economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and international problems through technology research, development, and commercialization. In continued support of this mission, $3.4 million is available to award in FY2016.

MOVE YOUR TECHNOLOGY FROM LAB TO MARKET! The RFP for the CRCF FY2016 solicitation is now available. Letters of Intent (LOIs), a required element of the application process, are due by Friday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m. More information on each program, including eligibility criteria, Guidelines, and the link to submit an LOI, are available via the above link and then by clicking on the specific program. Resources, such as FAQs and live and pre-recorded webinars, are also available. Award announcements are planned for early June 2016. If you have questions or would like to be added to our listserv for announcements, email

Proposals submitted to CRCF undergo a multi-stage review process, which includes award recommendations made by the Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee (RTIAC) to the CIT Board of Directors and culminates with award decisions made by the Board. CRCF awards contribute to the Commonwealth’s overall plan to enhance economic development through technology research and commercialization and, as such, CRCF awards must further the goals set forth in the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic RoadmapIn addition to identifying research areas worthy of economic development and institutional focus, the Roadmap provides a framework for aligning key industry sectors within the state, as prioritized by the research community, which includes but is not limited to the private sector, academia, and economic development professionals.

Since its inception in FY2012, CRCF has awarded funding to more than 180 projects. View the growing list of recipients.

CRCF Annual Reports are available on Virginia’s Legislative Information System (LIS)’s website. View the FY2015 CRCF Annual Report.

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