Supported through funding from CT Next Higher Education and administered by the University of Connecticut, the START Preliminary Proof of Concept program aims to support preliminary validation of innovative, early-stage technologies that have commercial potential.

Proposals are welcome from across all disciplines. 

The START PPOC Program will give awards of up to $10,000 in direct costs for projects that can be completed in one year or less.  Funds are offered exclusively to full-time faculty at SCSU, CCSU, UCONN, and University of Bridgeport. Access the link below to view the RFP, proposal requirements, and further details.  

To learn more, or to apply, please contact Julianne Fowler in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research ( Cycle III Applications are due at 12 PM on Monday, February 15, 2021 for projects beginning March 15, 2021. 

For more information please go to UCONN'S START PPOC page.