Funding Opportunities

Shocker Innovation Corps

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Funded by: National Science Foundation
Available for: entrepreneurial students, faculty, and researchers
Wichita State University is a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps site.  The Shocker Innovation Corps nurtures and supports Wichita State entrepreneurial teams interested in transitioning their STEM ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace in anticipation of profitAs part of the I-Corps commercialization initiative, the Shocker Innovation Corps will provide up to $2,150 per team for 30 teams each year. 

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Sponsored by: U.S. Small Business Administration
Available for: Anyone owning or creating a domestic (U.S.) small business
Does Your Business Need A Boost? SBIR and STTR are federal initiatives that provide Research and Development (R&D) funding to qualified small businesses and non-profit research institutions to commercialize new technology. We can assist you in navigating the SBIR/STTR process. 

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 Shocker New Venture Competition


Sponsored by: Wichita State University Center for Entrepreneurship
Available for: Kansas college students of all majors
The Shocker New Competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University, serves as an opportunity for Kansas college students, of all majors, to take key steps in developing and launching a successful business venture.

Start-up capital will be awarded to the winning teams to aid in the launch of their new venture. 

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Innovation Fund Award

Innovation Fund Award

Sponsored by: WSU Ventures
Available for: Wichita State University students
The WSU Ventures Innovation Fund has been established with contributions to the Wichita State University Foundation to foster and accelerate innovation among WSU students. 

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External Grant Opportunities from WSU Office of Research


The Office of Resarch at WSU encourages all Faculty and Staff to complete the Personal Research Profile Builder.   The quick 5-10 minute survey helps RTT in their efforts to assist you in finding external funding opportunities.  Please click on the link below to complete the survey:

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Internal Grant Opportunities at WSU

Sponsored by: Wichita State University Research Office
Available for: Wichita State University faculty and staff
The Office of Research at Wichita State University exists to support WSU faculty and staff researchers in streamlining the development and implementation of proposals, grants, and contracts.  

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Honors College Undergraduate Research Funding

Sponsored by: Wichita State University Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College
Available for:
Wichita State University undergraduate students
The Honors College administers funding for Undergraduate Student Research Grants, which are grants of up to $1000 each to support student research and creative/performance projects. These grants are available to all undergraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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 VentureWell: Opportunities for early stage inventors

 E-Team Programfunds and trains student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures
ASPIRE: for committed science and engineering based startups in the healthcare sector that are actively raising capital
DEBUT recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation
Faculty Grantshelp 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.

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