RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES & BIOMEDICAL INSTITUTES

Facilitating laboratory discoveries and bringing innovation where it’s needed most

Scientific Research Instrumentation Program

Steps in the Scientific Research Grant Application Process

  1. Read the Guidelines for Scientific Research Application.
  2. If your institution has not submitted a proposal for support of research to the Murdock Trust in the last five years, please call Dr. Moses Lee at 360-694-8415 before continuing the application process.
  3. Scientific research institutions will submit a Scientific Research Letter of Inquiry through the Grants Portal. Using the link, the PI must register through the grants portal to begin the process. (Login and password will be provided upon registration.) Log in to the grants portal to complete and submit a Scientific Research Letter of Inquiry.
  4. Upon review and approval of the LOI, an invitation will be emailed for you to begin the process of a full application request.
  5. Thoroughly read through the Scientific Research Application Instructions and Checklist.
  6. Log in to the Grants Portal to complete the application and upload any required attachments.

Completing the Application Process

  1. If your LOI appears to be eligible for Trust consideration, you will be invited to prepare and submit a full application request in the Grants Portal.
  2. Thoroughly read through the Scientific Research Application Instructions and Checklist.
  3. Log in to the Grants Portal to complete the application and upload any required attachments.
  4. Complete the Scientific Research Application, upload any required documents, as stated in the Instructions and Checklist, and submit your application in the Grants Portal.

Deadline: There are no application submission deadlines, but please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, it normally takes six to nine months to process, evaluate and take final action on each request.

Commercialization Initiation Program

Launched in 2015, this program supports the commercialization of bench discoveries—critical work that help bring valuable research discoveries—to market at a select group of major research universities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. We consider only each institution’s highest-priority project from the natural sciences, medicine and engineering, and we look to support projects that create a true inflection point for commercialization. (We will not consider projects designed only to generate data for a subsequent research grant application.)

Commercialization Initiation proposals will be submitted through the Grants Portal. Use the link provided in the invitation email to begin the process, and thoroughly read the Instructions and Checklist for Commercialization Initiation, upload all required documents and submit your application in the Grants Portal.

Deadline: June 1

Awards Announced: Late August

Invitations to submit proposals will be emailed to all eligible institutions in early spring. Use the link in the invitation email to apply.

For more information, email Dr. Moses Lee or call 360-694-8415.

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