Did you know that the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides seed money for scientists and others to launch their own startups or small businesses? Are you interested in beginning your own startup? Through an NSF program called America’s Seed Fund, researchers can receive up to $1.5 million to support research and development of a new product or service—and those who want to learn more can attend a November 13 webinar hosted by NSF.
Click here for more information on the November 13, 2018 webinar, which runs from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The webinar will provide an overview of the America’s Seed Fund program and how to apply for it, in advance of the next proposal deadline on December 4, 2018.
Successful applicants to America’s Seed Fund receive funding of up to $225,000 to cover 6-12 months of work on a project—NSF calls this Phase I. Following Phase I, winners can apply for an additional $750,000 to support two more years of work in a Phase II. NSF is also willing to contribute further resources if the startup begins to bring in revenue or investment from other groups.
Interested in learning about businesses supported by America’s Seed Fund? Click here to learn about the current Phase I awardees.