AgBio Full Award Information

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AgBio Full Award Application 

MTRAC AgBio Full Award Proposals are due 5PM EST on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Eligibility and Information:

  • Researchers will be able to apply for funding to help drive agriculture-related technology toward commercialization, including support for for prototype development, animal trials, scale-up studies, crop trials, and verification studies. 
  • Projects must come from institutions of higher learning, hospitals & nonprofit research centers; Projects must have matching funds (see detail in RFP); Invention disclosure must be filed with institution of origin; Project must be translational research.
  • Projects involving already-licensed technologies are ineligible for MTRAC funding. 
  • Concurrent Starter and Full proposals on the same topic are not allowed, the second proposal of same topic will not be accepted.
  • Researchers can apply for funding to help drive agriculture-related technology toward commercialization, including but not limited to support for prototype development, milestone setting, animal trials, scale-up studies, crop trials, and verification studies.
  • Awards range up to $100k direct cost.
  • Interested investigators are asked to schedule a pre-proposal idea consultation with the MTRAC Ag Bio program.
  • In all award applications, please use submission templates.

Applicant Notes: 

  • MSU FACULTY APPLICANTS ONLY: The required e-Transmittal should be sent though the regular process to OSP with an internal sponsor named "MSU-MTRAC."
  • NON-MSU FACULTY APPLICANTS ONLY: Please review the MTRAC template subcontract

Step 1: Download submission information (includes template)

Step 2: Download budget and signature form

Non-MSU applicants use this form

MSU applicants use this form

Step 3: Review rubric for initial proposal evaluation

Final: Submit your MTRAC application: SurveyMonkey portal.

          Link: https://msu.smapply.io/, Program name: Ag&Bio MTRAC Full Grant

For further information or questions regarding the application process, please contact Kevin McCurren (517.884.1824) or Weian Ou (517.884.1659).