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WSU Economic Impact Funding Opportunities
Funding opportunities from WSU and Washington state organizations support university economic development activities.
Find internal and external support for commercialization and entrepreneurial efforts, industry research partnerships, and more.

Internal Funding

NSF I-Corps
In 2015, WSU received a National Science Foundation, three-year Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant which supports the LEAN Accelerator program. The program is an advanced eight-week course designed to increase student and faculty participation in entrepreneurial endeavors. Read more about the ten 2017 teams here.

Commercialization Gap Fund
Supported in part by the Washington Research Foundation (WRF), the gap fund gives researchers the boost they need to make it through the development and testing phase of commercialization.

Application deadline: The process begins in July. Check the website for updates and more news.

External Funding

Aerospace Technology Innovation
The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI), offers funding to support university-industry research that advances aerospace innovation.

Equipment for Materials Research
The Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) offers support for equipment and infrastructure needed for materials research.


Visit the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships website to find more funding opportunities.