Funding Opportunities for UAlbany students and faculty:

Innovation Scholarship Competition: launchpadalbany.com/innovation_scholarship

Provides funding and resources to UAlbany student ventures to help prepare them for the UAlbany Startup Competition, New York State Business Plan competition, and launch their venture.

NYCR Innovation Corps Site Program: https://lallyschool.rpi.edu/I-Corps

Open to faculty, staff, students, and alumni from any college or university in the capital region.  Up to $3,000 to conduct customer discovery, develop and validate your business model.  

New York's Capital Region I-Corps Site program is for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff from capital region colleges and universities.  Teams start with research-based concepts and use interviews with potential customers and the business model canvas to understand the potential of launching a startup.  Site team ideas or projects can originate from student work, research (funded or unfunded), institutional, or industrial projects. The topical focus of a project can be (but not limited to) medical devices, mobile applications, software, physical products, internet of things, social startups, hardware, wearables, etc. We provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding (up to $3,000 per team) to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants.

Faculty Seen Funding: http://www.albany.edu/osp/ualbany-research-funding.php

University Grant Programs

Faculty Research Award Program (FRAP)
Funds are provided in partial support of faculty research and other creative activities. These funds are considered catalyzing agents for stimulating research and scholarly endeavors and for seed funding of projects that have potential for subsequent external support. Award amounts may range from $1,000 to $10,000. FRAP Guidelines and Application

VentureWell:

E-Team grants: https://venturewell.org/student-grants/

An E-Team—or Entrepreneur-Team—is a multidisciplinary group of students and faculty working together to bring an invention to market.

VentureWell funds and trains student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures. Our E-Team Program provides funding, immersive workshops, and specialized coaching to student STEM innovators to help them move their inventions into the marketplace. We accept E-Team Program applications three times a year.

Faculty Grants: https://venturewell.org/facultygrants/

VentureWell provides grants of up to $30,000 to help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market.

UAlbany Funding Opportunities list: http://www.albany.edu/research/31090.php

Federal Government Grant search: https://www.grants.gov/

New York State Grant search: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx

The Grant Opportunity Portal is online and available to the public, providing a one-stop shop for anyone interested in locating grant funding opportunities with State agencies.

National Science Foundation: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/index.jsp