Guidelines for UCI Employee Participation in SBIR/STTR Grant Programs

Dear colleagues:

Please find below an important Zotmail that was sent out earlier this week to all Faculty and Officers & Administrators, referencing new guidelines for UCI employee participation in the SBIR & STTR grant programs.  Please read and distribute as you feel appropriate.


Thank you.





Greg Ruth
Communications Manager

Office of Research


From: [] On Behalf Of John C. Hemminger, Vice Chancellor for Research
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:01 PM
Subject: Guidelines for UCI Employee Participation in SBIR/STTR Grant Programs


Dear Colleagues:

UCI’s engagement with small business concerns (SBC) as part of the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs continues to grow. While UCI is not eligible to directly receive SBIR and STTR funding, our researchers regularly receive subcontracts from SBCs to perform a portion of the work under SBIR or STTR grants. These collaborations promote the translation of innovative technology from the lab to the marketplace for the public’s benefit. Given the importance of these programs, it is essential for all UCI employees engaged in SBIR/STTR-funded research to be aware of the UC/UCI policies governing these activities. To aid in this, I am issuing Guidelines for UCI Employee Participation in the SBIR & STTR Grant Programs, which:

  • Lists the primary UC/UCI policies applicable to SBIR/STTR-funded activities,
  • Lists the general requirements associated with UCI employee participation on SBIR/STTR-funded activities,
  • Addresses conflict of interest disclosure requirements,
  • Clarifies the process for submitting proposal documents to SBCs; and
  • Addresses the use of UCI-developed technology by SBCs.

The Guidelines can be found in the Sponsored Projects section of the Research Policy Library.

John C. Hemminger
Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor of Chemistry

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