CIT is now accepting proposals for the CRCF Winter 2012 Solicitation

Are you interested in receiving Commonwealth funding to support your Virginia-based research and commercialization? If so, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) wants to hear from you!

CIT is now accepting proposals for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Winter 2012 Solicitation!

This is the second of two FY2012 CRCF solicitations; $2.2 million is available for award. Of this, $1 million is designated for the SBIR Matching Funds Program based on the FY2012 appropriation; the Commercialization, Eminent Researcher Recruitment, Facilities Enhancement Loan, and Matching Funds Programs will draw from $1.2 million. If program-specific funds are unspent at fiscal year-end, it is anticipated that monies will be reallocated to other programs.

Technology sectors eligible for CRCF funding are identified in the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap, which establishes priorities for industry and research areas worthy of economic development and institutional focus.

Visit to learn more and apply. Applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI); LOIs will be accepted from February 3 through February 17, 2012. Proposals will be accepted through March 8, 2012, with award announcements planned for mid-June 2012.

For more information on CRCF, including webinar information and the December 2011 press release announcing award recipients, please visit

If you know others who may be interested in Commonwealth support for research and commercialization, please forward this announcement to them. Questions? Contact us at

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