Current Funding Opportunities

IPaT values our partnership with Georgia Tech researchers, and one of our goals is to assist in finding funding opportunities tailored to our diverse research community. We will provide information about upcoming proposals from various agencies, as well as links to popular funding sites that are easily accessible to our research community. Proposal support is also available through our proposal support team:

Francine Lyken

Kristi Kirkland


October - November 2017
IPaT Research Reminder: 
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Are you thinking about future collaboration on an STTR proposal?

An STTR seeks to expand funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) field. A unique feature of this program is that it allows small businesses to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. Most importantly, it bridges the gap between the performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

The core structure of the STTR program involves three phases:
Phase I: To establish the technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential of the proposed R/R&D efforts and to determine the quality of performance of the small businesses prior to providing further Federal support in Phase II. Awards normally do not exceed $150,000 total costs for 1 year.

Phase II: To continue the R/R&D efforts initiated in Phase I. Funding is based on the results achieved in Phase I and the scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the Phase II project proposed. Only Phase I awardees are eligible for a Phase II award.  Awards normally do not exceed $1,000,000 total costs for 2 years.

Phase III: The objective of Phase III, where appropriate, is for the small business to pursue commercialization objectives resulting from the Phase I/II R/R&D activities. The program does not fund Phase III.

Learn more about STTRs by visiting the SBIR/STTR website.

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People With Disabilities Foundation

Grants of up to $12,500 will be awarded in support of programs, projects, or general operating expenses related to advocacy, education, vocational, or other areas of particular interest, including full-scale legal representation where there currently is a void in such representation for the disabled population.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders through the funding of research of the highest quality. To that end, the program is seeking applications from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous, and relevant research.

Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation is inviting applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards from graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.