Obtaining UICentre Support

Project Selection and Funding Process

UICentre workflow input process

Due to the intensive, hands-on nature of UICentre collaborations, UICentre services are not available by request, but rather sought out and vetted through through RFAs and input from the Office of Technology Management (OTM).

Working closely with the OTM, Invention Disclosures are examined and inventors are asked to present to UICentre. Projects with strong biological data are selected for funding both in the inventors’ labs and in the appropriate Cores.

Inception funding creates new projects that focuses on an area of expertise at UIC and multiple investigators. These projects increase interaction and creativity by bringing together diverse researchers who have the potential to create new invention disclosures.