CBC Newsletter, Vol. 23

November 16, 2017

Announcing NEW Programs and Ongoing Funding Opportunities

The CBC has as its mission transforming the direction and application of biomedical research and education in the Chicago area with the aim of promoting and facilitating scientific research of the highest order. This mission is grounded in the belief that the combined intellectual power of researchers, educators, and staff of the member institutions must collaborate and engage the broader community for Chicago to become a national and international leader in the biomedical sciences.

As of January 2017, the CBC entered an ambitious second phase in pursuit of this mission. This Phase 2 features increased emphasis on translational research and introduces new programs to foster and mentor biomedical entrepreneurs. The CBC will expand its engagement with the Chicago biomedical community and will enhance its collaborations with the biotechnology industry, all with the goal of advancing biomedical research to improve the health of humankind and making a more vibrant Chicago.

CBC is proud to announce new programs in support of its Phase 2 mission. Current programs and funding opportunities are listed below:

New applications are invited in the following award programs:
  • NEW Program: Accelerator Awards
    Milestone-driven award program ($100,000 for 1st year) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.
    Spring 2018 round submissions open January 8, 2018 and close January 12, 2018
    ▸ Program description
    ▸ RFA

  • ONGOING Program: Catalyst Awards
    One-time incentive awards (up to $250,000), focused on basic biological/biomedical or translational research, made to teams with principals and other strong representation from at least two of the CBC institutions.
    Spring 2018 round submissions open February 19, 2018 and close February 23, 2018
    ▸ RFA
    ▸ Funded Catalyst Awards

Announcing additional new programs:
  • NEW Program: CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN)
    A vital community which convenes to explore and develop CBC-supported translational efforts, including Accelerator Awards and Entrepreneurial Fellows programs.
    ▸ Program description

  • UPCOMING Program: Entrepreneurial Fellows (EF)
    Awards to support the professional development of academic biomedical researchers keen to move translational projects from a university lab towards commercialization.
    ▸ Program description

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