Virginia Catalyst – Life Sciences Research

April 19, 2019 by


Virginia Catalyst is accepting applications/letters of intent (LOIs) for round ten of grants to fund the development and commercialization of life science projects that address major unmet needs for improving human health and advance Virginia’s economy.

Virginia Catalyst awards these funds to help accelerate translational research and the commercialization of Virginia’s innovations. The awards, which range from $200,000 to $800,000, help fund collaborative efforts between industry and Virginia research universities with the goal of:

  • Funding innovative, collaborative, translational research projects that elevate the level of sponsored research at Virginia’s universities and have the potential to create high value jobs in the Commonwealth
  • Accelerating commercialization of Virginia research university inventions and discoveries and to achieve competitive critical mass through robust collaborations of Virginia


Letters of intent (LOI) must be received by July 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT. Projects that meet criteria will be invited to submit a full application by August 28, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and scored by an independent review team of scientists, venture capitalists and CEOs of Virginia-based life science companies. The top eight applicants will be invited to present the projects in person on Thursday, September 26th.  Awards will be announced in October 2019. The LOI submission form and application template, as well as grant criteria, are available on the Virginia Catalyst website (


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