CRCF FY2019 Solicitation

Congratulations to the FY2019 award recipients! Information and materials found within these pages will remain available as resources through July 2019.


The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) advances science- and technology-based research, development, and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia, create and foster high-potential technology companies in the Commonwealth, and to encourage and strengthen collaboration and partnerships between the public and private sector. The Fund seeks to advance Virginia's position in strategically important areas including, but not limited to human health, cyber security, smart communities, and unmanned systems.

$2.4 million is available to award during the single FY2019 round.


Five programs are available in FY2019. Click on the program name for more information and to access program-specific materials. The link to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is accessible from each program page.

Private Sector Academia, University Research Consortia, Federal Labs, and Other Nonprofit Research Institutions
Commercialization Program Matching Funds Programs
SBIR and STTR Matching Funds Programs Eminent Researcher Recruitment Programs


Key Dates


Industry Sectors

Applications submitted under any of the FY2019 programs must align with one or more of the following industry sectors:

  • Clean Energy
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Life Sciences
  • Unmanned Systems


Many resources are available to aid applicants in understanding the CRCF programs, processes, and preparing strong applications and associated materials. Visit the CRCF FY2019 Resources page to access recorded webinars - full-length and topic-specific "shorts", register for virtual Q&A sessions, register for regional briefings, and download the FAQs and sample documents. The CRCF team also is available for questions by emailing