Call for Letters of Intent: 2021 Manning/IALS Innovation Awards
Letters of intent submissions for the 2021 Manning/IALS Innovation Awards are now being accepted. These awards are designed to advance translational and applied research and development efforts through the development of startup companies or the out-licensing of UMass intellectual property.
Scope and Eligibility:
Eligibility: The primary investigator (PI) must be a UMass Amherst faculty member. Applicant team members may include co-founders/leadership teams of a UMass startup venture.
Funding: Up to $100,000 of funding based on milestones with no indirect costs. Manning/IALS funding must be expended within eighteen months.
Letters of Intent are due Tuesday, June 1st. For the full call for letters of intent, visit the Manning/IALS webpage.
Attendance at a 2021 Manning/IALS Information Session is a prerequisite to submit a letter of intent:
Attendance by lead faculty PIs is mandatory for one of the three sessions as a prerequisite to submit a letter of intent. Affiliated graduate students, business mentors, and/or startup co-founders are welcome to attend with the PI. Registration is required.
- Wednesday, May 5, 11 a.m. [Register]
- Friday, May 7, 1 p.m. [Register]
- Monday, May 10, 3 p.m. [Register]
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.