Funding Criteria

Objectives of the Process:

  1. To fund innovative, collaborative, translational research projects that elevate the level of sponsored research and have the potential to significantly improve human health and create high value jobs in the Commonwealth.
  2. To develop a process which is robust, objective, and defendable as to design and execution and which yields powerful collaborations that produce world class technologies, products and services.

Scoring Criteria

Market Need

This translational research project addresses a large unmet need and it can lead to significantly improving human health.

Level of Collaboration

Scientific Merit


Intellectual Property

Management and Leadership

Follow On Funding and Economic Development

The Scorecard used by our judges is available for download here. In addition to the information provided on this page, it also shows how points are divided among each scoring criteria.