COMM: The Kentucky Commercialization Fund
The Kentucky Commercialization Fund (COMM) supports efforts made by faculty in Kentucky to commercialize a technology, product, or process that they have developed but not yet licensed.
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Eligibility for COMM
Accredited Kentucky universities and colleges may be eligible to apply. Faculty members having a regular apointment, and researchers with their own lab and funding, at any accredited Kentucky college or university are eligible to apply for COMM-017. Adjunct faculty members, post-doctoral feollows, or graduate students are not eligible to act as PI; however, they can work on a project if awarded to an eligible faculty member or researcher. Companies are not eligible to apply for COMM. See "Request for Proposals (RFP)" and "Instructions" for eligibility details under the current solicitation.
Request for Proposals and Applying for COMM: revised 07-28-2015
Application and Reporting Site for COMM
Each PI can review all of his/her reporting deadlines by signing in to the online reporting system at http://commfund.kstc.com for the Kentucky Commercialization Fund. Before initiating an application, be sure all reports and deliverables are current. Applicants who have been delinquent in submitting reports - including both active and post (annual professional activity and achievements reporting) for previous Kentucky Commercialization Fund and/or Research and Development Excellence awards - may not be invited to apply for future rounds of funding.
View the COMM Award Recipients