Applications available for Bear Cub Fund grants

The University’s Bear Cub Fund is soliciting grant applications from University researchers who want to move inventions from their laboratories toward commercialization.

The fund supports innovative translational research not normally backed by federal grants. Any WUSTL faculty member, postdoctoral fellow, graduate student or employee may apply.

Individual grants of $20,000 to $50,000 will be awarded in the spring. Applications are due Oct. 15.

The Bear Cub Fund was established in 2002 and is administered through the Office of Technology Management.

Earlier this year, four Bear Cub grants totaling $150,000 were awarded to WUSTL scientists.

For more information about the grants and to download an application, visit