Grant Details

Delaware Biotechnology Institute - CAT

  • Employment, Economic Development, Job Related and Business Grants
  • Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
  • Delaware
Maximum Grant Amount
not specified
December 1, 2024

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a partnership between government, academia and industry to help establish the First State as a center of excellence in biotechnology and the life sciences. Based at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, DBI promotes biotechnology research and technology transfer, education and workforce development for the benefit of the environment, agriculture and human health.

Applications are being accepted to the Delaware Bioscience Center for Advanced Technology Grant program.

This program supports the growth of Delaware’s economy by fostering innovative research and development activities.

Funding Mechanisms
iHIT – Ideas – High‐return, Innovative, Transformative
  • Supports ideas in bioscience research that are in the development stage and promise to have a high economic return for innovative and transformative research projects.
  • This mechanism intends to support applicants to develop novel lines of multidisciplinary research different from their ongoing research.
  • Up to $75,000 for 1 year

ARC – Applied Research Collaborations
  • Supports bioscience research projects that have a collaboration between Delaware academic and business partners.
  • Single PI proposal may request up to $100,000; multi‐PI proposals may request up to $150,000
  • for 1 year

EPoC – Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept
  • Supports proof of concept research towards establishing a new Delaware‐based business by the end of the grant period.
  • Up to $75,000 for 1 year

TAP – Technology Access Program
  • Provides Delaware bioscience businesses access to high‐end research technologies at a reduced rate.  
  • Up to $5,000/Year per Core Facility.  Eligible facilities include Bioimaging, DNA Sequencing & Genotyping, Bioinformatics, NMR or Mass Spec). 

Principal investigators (PIs) from any Delaware academic research institutions are eligible to apply for research funding through iHIT, ARC, and EPoC.
Eligible institutions include:
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Technical Community College
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • University of Delaware

Delaware businesses can apply year‐round to the TAP program for access to high‐end research technologies at a reduced rate.

*Must be eligible to serve as a PI at their home institution. Each PI can have only one active CAT award at a time

June 1
December 1

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 6/21/2024

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