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									                               Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF)

Proposal Instructions
Fiscal Year 2009-2010                 (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010)

Electronic proposal submission deadlines

April 27, 2009
July 27, 2009
October 26, 2009
January 25, 2010
April 26, 2010

**Contact your school/college for their deadlines for internal review of proposals

Application: Heather Daniels, Graduate School, 263-7274, hdaniels@uwmad.wisc.edu
Review of Applications: Andy Detienne, WARF, 262-7859, adetienne@warf.org
Award: Heather Daniels, Graduate School, 263-7274, hdaniels@uwmad.wisc.edu

Since 1981 The Graduate School has supported the additional research often necessary to
bring new concepts and inventions to the patent and licensing stage via the Technology Innovation Fund
(TIF). The program goal is the eventual introduction of new products and processes into the market
place for the public good. Awards are subject to availability of funding.

Graduate School Technology Transfer Grant Programs
317 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
                                 Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF)

Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) grants are awarded to investigators to support
   additional research to improve the patentability and/or licensability of their inventions that have
   already been disclosed to and accepted by WARF for patenting or similar intellectual property
   protection. Examples of activities that could enhance patentability or licensability include, but are
   not limited to, prototype development, expansion of studies to include additional exemplary
   demonstrations, and application testing

Consult WARF before writing your proposal
   Prior to writing a proposal, we highly recommended that you consult a patenting or licensing
   representative at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) (608-263-2500) about your
   invention disclosure and experimental research findings. Based on the consultations, you must
   describe in your proposal what additional research is required to improve the patentability or
   licensability of your invention.

How to submit an Invention Disclosure Report
  You may submit your Invention Disclosure Report (IDR) electronically. Go to www.warf.org and
  click on “IDR” under the tab “For UW Inventors.”

Changes to 2009-2010 TIF Competitions
   Fringe benefits should be included in the budget and will be charged to the grant.
   Award limit has been raised to $50,000.

    Applicants must have submitted a formal Invention Disclosure Report (IDR) to WARF about the
    technology, and WARF must have accepted the disclosure for further patenting, licensing, or
    copyrighting activity
    Applicants must be University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members or academic staff
    Applicants must be in residence on the Madison campus during the funding period

Funding level
   Proposals are funded at a level necessary to achieve research objectives. Awards cannot exceed

Funding period
   Funding is made available throughout the calendar year. Proposals normally are funded for up to 12
   months of effort.

Proposal submission deadlines
   Proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis. See front page for current deadlines. Contact your
   school/college for their deadlines for internal review of proposals.
Proposal evaluation
   Funding decisions are based on patent and licensing potential, scientific and technical merit, and
   funding availability.

Final report required
   A report summarizing your findings is due upon completion of the project. You will be contacted
   about how to submit your report on-line at the end of each fiscal year. New TIF applications will not
   be accepted until reports from previous years have been completed.

Further information
   For information about the Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) and the Industrial & Economic
   Development Research (IEDR) program, contact Heather Daniels, (608) 263-7274,
   hdaniels@uwmad.wisc.edu or visit

School/College technology transfer representatives
   University technology transfer staff members can offer you assistance in formulating your grant
   proposal. Locate your school or college representative in the table below.

 Agricultural and Life Sciences       Irwin Goldman                       262-2397
 Engineering                          Lawrence Casper                     265-4104
 Letters and Science                  William Barker                      263-0540
 Medical School                       Stephen Harsy                       262-7866
 Pharmacy, Veterinary School and      Graduate School                     263-7274
 other science departments not                                   gsgrants@bascom.wisc.edu
 listed above
 Business School and other non-       Allen Dines                          262-2797
 science departments not listed                                       ajdines@wisc.edu
                               Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF)

Proposal Format and Instructions

   Part 1. Cover page

   Part 2. Budget form (2-page form)
            Enter dollar amounts (no cents).
            List salaries at estimated rates for the fiscal year in which they will be charged.
            List fringe benefits at estimated rates for the fiscal year in which they will be charged.
            Enter the name and title, if known, and percent of full-time employment of the staff
            person or graduate student for whom funding is requested.
            Enter the total dollars requested for student hourly workers.
      Project Travel
      Funds are available for travel only when travel is a critical component of the research project.
      Travel to conferences is not funded. All travel requests require justification. Indicate the nature
      of the trip(s), destination, duration, and cost. Expenses should follow UW System travel
      Supplies and Expenses
      Provide a detailed list of supplies and expenses and the costs for each item.
      Capital Equipment
      Any equipment over $5,000 is considered a capital expense.
      Fiscal Year Requests
      Please divide your total budget into requests for the current and next fiscal year as indicated on
      the budget form. Keep in mind that grants should represent 12 months of effort so not all grants
      will need to overlap fiscal years. This is extremely important information and will facilitate the
      maximum use of funds available.

   Part 3. Summary or abstract
     3a.    Identify the need, problem, or opportunity and its significance with respect to the
     3b.    State the research objectives, research plan, and anticipated results.
     3c.    Describe the benefits of the proposed research as it relates to the innovation's
            patentability and potential licensing opportunities.

   Part 4. Description of intellectual property and its status
     4a.    Describe the invention in detail.
     4b.    Why is the invention important? Include information about the potential impact of this
            technology, its uses, and users. Include financial information if you have it.
     4c.    Identify your invention by citing the disclosure title, patent title and number, WARF P
            Number, and the names of other inventors.
     4d.    Provide a statement about the current stage or status of the invention, e.g., disclosure,
            patent filing, patent issuance, assignment, agreements.
  Part 5. Enhancement of patentability or licensability
     Describe how the research project will improve the invention's patentability or licensability.

  Part 6. Research objectives
     6a.    Describe your specific research objectives in order of priority, focusing on objectives that
            can be completed in one year.
     6b.    For each objective, estimate the cost and the time required for completion.

  Part 7. Research plan Clearly link your one-year research plan to your research objectives.
     Include the following points:
     7a.     Introduction to the proposed area of study
     7b.     Experimental methods to achieve each objective or task
     7c.     Anticipated results
     7d.     12-month work performance schedule, timeline, or GANTT chart.
     7e.     Discussion of possible problems you might encounter and your proposed methods to
             surmount them

  Part 8. Related research
     Describe significant and recent research related to your proposed effort, including your   own
  work and others in the field, and a concise bibliography.

  Part 9. Principal investigator and key personnel
     Provide a brief statement regarding the qualifications of the principal investigator and other key
     personnel participating in the research. Provide only relevant biographical information and
     publications. Do not submit curriculum vitae.

  Part 10. Equipment and facilities
     Describe the facilities and equipment available to conduct the proposed work.

  Part 11. Sources of funding support for inventive research
      11a. Identify past, current, and pending extramural and university sources of support related
            to the intellectual property and the proposed work described above.
      11b. Describe any activities to solicit support from the industrial/business sector.

Submission Instructions

  Page limit Limit your proposal to ten pages including the cover page and budget forms. Do NOT
  include a copy of your patent or disclosure.

  Submit your proposal
  1. TIF proposals do NOT need a WISPER record.
  2. Send one original copy with department and school/college signatures to Heather Daniels, The
     Graduate School, 317 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI, 53706.
  3. Save entire proposal as a PDF using this format for the file name: PI last name-TIF.pdf (e.g.,
  4. Send entire proposal as a PDF file via e-mail to: GSGRANTS@bascom.wisc.edu
  5. Proposals are reviewed by a committee comprised of WARF employees.
  6. Results of pending proposals are typically available within 3-4 weeks of the application deadline.

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