CIT - The Center for Innovative Technology

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.


CRCF FY2020 Solicitation Announcement

Decisions regarding Letters of Intent (LOIs) were issued on Friday, December 13. Correspondence was sent through the CRCF portal to the individual responsible for submitting the online LOI. Please check your 'Spam' folder if the email is not immediately visible. If you did not receive your notification, please reach out to the CRCF team at and reference your organization name and PI's last name or the project's Request ID. For applicants not invited to submit a full application, questions will be fielded in mid-January once feedback letters have been provided.

Click here to learn more about the FY2020 round and to access application materials. $2.5 million is available to award under the CRCF FY2020 round and we encourage you to take advantage of all the resources offered to support preparation of strong and competitive applications. Questions may be directed to the CRCF team at

Add yourself to the CRCF listserv for future announcements and opportunities.

Proposals submitted to CRCF undergo a multi-stage review process. The process includes assessment by subject matter experts (SMEs), followed by evaluation and award recommendations made by the Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee (RTIAC) to the CIT Board of Directors. The review process 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.

Since its inception in FY2012, CRCF has announced more than 350 awards totaling nearly $28 million. View the growing list of recipients, including our FY2019 awardees.

CRCF Annual Reports are available on Virginia’s Legislative Information System (LIS)’s website. View the FY2019 CRCF Annual Report.

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