Application Process

Pre-Proposal

The pre-proposal is designed to address a series of questions focusing on objectives and methods that provide introductory information to the selection committee. The pre-proposal format (2 page limit, 12 point font, with 1 inch margins) will address the following:

  • Describe the product/idea you are proposing for this Coulter Award. Does it address an unmet clinical need?
  • Who are the co-PIs (engineer and clinician) for this new idea/development? Describe the collaborative relationship.
  • Describe the market for this product and any competitive products currently in use. What is the gold standard?
  • How is your product unique and is it patentable? If not patentable is other proprietary protection likely?
  • List current funding and pending proposals for each co-investigator relative to this product/idea.

For the pre-proposal to be considered, a Research Disclosure Form MUST be filed with the Office of Technology Transfer.

For questions, please contact Jessica Sharon at (502) 852-4143 or by email at address below.

Applicants should complete the two-page PRE-PROPOSAL and may email the submission to coulter@louisville.edu by December 1, 2015 at 12:00 Noon.

Full Proposal Application Process

Full proposal submissions are by invitation only.  Invitations will be sent in early January 2016. Those projects invited to submit a full proposal will be due in March 2016 (tentatively March 11, 2016).

Full proposal applications may follow one of two pathways:

1. Bootcamp and Elevator Pitch (preferred): By attending bootcamp training sessions, teams are eligible to give a 5-minute elevator pitch to the Oversight Committee in lieu of complete written full proposals.  Teams must also submit executive summary, budget, budget justification, milestones and CV's. Additional instructions will be provided in full proposal invitations to be sent in January 2016.

2. Written proposal: Teams may submit a 6-page written proposal in lieu of bootcamp and pitch.  Teams must also submit executive summary, budget, budget justification, milestones and CV's. Additional instructions will be provided in full proposal invitations to be sent in January 2016.

For questions, please contact Jessica Sharon at (502) 852-4143 or by email coulter@louisville.edu .

Oral Presentations

The Coulter Oversight Committee will select final candidates from those submitting full proposals. If your proposal is selected, your team will be invited to give a brief oral presentation to the Coulter Oversight Committee during May 2016 (TBA). The Committee will select awardees from this final group.

For questions, please contact Jessica Sharon at (502) 852-4143 or by email coulter@louisville.edu .