Technology Maturation Fund Program

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for the eighth annual UTRF Maturation Funding program. Proposals are due into your Research Office by close of business October 13, 2014. The program helps UT researchers further develop technologies that have potential for commercial success. Up to $15,000 in direct costs will be awarded to the highest ranking proposals.


Proposal Requirements

Judging Criteria

A panel of technical and business experts from inside and outside of the university will rank-order projects based on the following criteria:

Having the faculty involved in the commercialization of new discoveries is important to fulfilling the research mission of the College of Medicine. By translating research breakthroughs into commercial products, we increase treatment options and improve clinical care.
-David Stern, Executive Dean, UT College of Medicine


Proposal receipt by your Research Office Oct. 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Awards announced Nov. 21, 2014
Project start date Jan. 2, 2014
Project completion date Oct. 2, 2015
Final report due Oct. 30, 2015

Past Winners

To date more than $960,000 in awards has been made to more than 60 projects.