Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Kauffman Foundation Commercialization Fellowships

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation invites proposals from research universities that are taking creative steps to accelerate the commercialization of technologies developed by their faculty or students. Proposals will be judged on the creativity of the proposed commercialization process to be adopted for graduate student innovations (developed with or without faculty collaborators). Kauffman will award graduate student "commercialization fellowships" in the amount of $100,000 to each of up to three universities. The universities will determine the number and size of fellowships awarded. Funds will be used to support the commercialization of the student innovations through the proposed process. Additionally, universities awarded this one-time, one-year grant will be named "Kauffman Commercialization Leaders." Kauffman will publicize the winners in the media and on their web site in addition to publicity as the winners see fit. Kauffman will also provide experienced entrepreneurs as mentors to each of the winning students through its Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation.

Because the Chancellor must sign each proposal, proposals must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than noon on Monday, June 7, 2010. Proposals will be reviewed through the Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations prior to submission to Chancellor Deaton for his review and signature.



Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

noon, Monday, June 7, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

June 15, 2010


URL for more information: View RFP

Questions should be referred to Elizabeth Cogswell, Office of Foundation Relations, at or (573) 884-3578.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at