CRCF Awardee - Dr. Zhenyu Li featured in Reuters' Moments of Innovation

FY15 CRCF Awardee - Dr. Zhenyu Li, Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the GWU Virginia Science and Technology Campus,...

Two CRCF award recipients named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of the Year for 2016

Two CRCF award recipients, Dr. Jerry Nadler of EVMS and Dr. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay of VCU have been named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist of the Year for...

CRCF award recipient, Patrick Hopkins, Associate Professor at UVA receives prestigious PECASE award

CRCF award recipient, Patrick Hopkins, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science has been awarded a prestigious...

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.

Thank you for the robust interest in Commonwealth funding through the CRCF FY2016 solicitation! The Letter of Intent and application deadlines have passed and submissions are no longer accepted. Information and materials for the solicitation and its programs are still available via the above link. Award announcements are planned for early June 2016. If you have questions or would like to be added to our listserv for announcements and future funding opportunities, 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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