There are several research funding opportunities either provided by the State of Utah or facilitated by state agencies. Some of those opportunities are described below.
The Technology Commercialization & Innovation Program (TCIP)
The TCIP is designed to help accelerate the commercialization of promising technologies that may prove beneficial to Utah.
The Centers of Excellence (COE)
- The COE is designed to fund the process of moving the most innovative research from Utah’s universities into businesses.
Utah Energy Research Triangle Opportunities
- The Governor’s Office of Energy Development http://energy.utah.gov/utah-energy-research-triangle/ is providing funding to Utah’s research universities to address state air pollution problems. Follow the links for information about the program including applications for research and scholarship funding.
- EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) provides research funding to states that have historically lagged in the level of research funding from the Federal Government. Until recently, Utah was an EPSCoR state. Utah EPSCoR grants have been funded by the NSF, NASA, the DOE and the USDA and include broad participation across the universities within the state. Several BYU researchers are part of EPSCoR efforts. Click on the links to learn more about Utah EPSCoR grants and programs and view an EPSCoR presentation to BYU.