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Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) Grant: FY 2019-20

Managed by Venture Catalyst and funded by the UC Davis Office of Research, the Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR[1]) Grant program provides funding to UC Davis researchers to support translational science and innovative research, enabling demonstration of early proof-of-concept and commercial potential or feasibility for technologies being developed with the intent of commercial translation.  Key features provided by the STAIR program are 1) feedback to all applicants and 2) an active mentoring component by industry professionals for finalists and awardees.  View the 2019-20 STAIR-DIAL Grant Executive Summary for a description of the program and the selection process.

In its first seven years, the STAIR Grant program awarded a total of over $1.9 million to 36 awardees (see list of previous winners here).  Now in its eighth year, the program will begin accepting proposals on January 28, 2021 and the application deadline of March 09, 2021.

STAIR Grant Program materials for 2019-20 are  available for download at the Program Materials page. For the information session schedule, please visit the STAIR Grant Information Sessions webpage.  UC Davis researchers interested in applying should review the program materials and then go to UC Davis Office of Research’s InfoReady grant platform at for more information and to apply.

Please check the STAIR Grant webpages regularly for announcements or revisions.  Questions may be directed to

[1] STAIR is a trademark of The Regents of the University of California.