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Grants of up to $15,000 to USA, Canada and International scholars for academic studies in the field of venture with the goal of making a significant contribution to understanding and shaping the venture ecosystem. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals well in advance of the deadline.
The unrestricted grant can be used by the researcher for any reasonable expense or remuneration associated with the research.
The Coller Institute of Venture welcomes research on Venture, Innovation or Entrepreneurship and the interplay between them. All types of research are welcomed, including theoretical contributions, simulations, field studies, in-depth case studies, and prescriptive frameworks.
Some topics of interest for CIV’s 2015 Research Grants include:
-Models for investment in one of the value chains in the venture ecosystem (Public Authorities, Institutional Investors, Venture Capitalists, or Entrepreneurs).
-Surveys of GP/LP investments or performance including analysis of themes and portfolios.
-In depth case-based research related to Venture, Innovation or Entrepreneurship. This could be a VC fund, policy ideas and implementation, a specific partnership, supported theories in developing innovation centric organizations, including both those ideas of what has worked and which have been less successful and the conditions under which these different outcomes have arisen.
-The essential roles of public authorities in the making/funding of Venture or encouraging innovation.
-The venture socio and macroeconomic ecosystem, IP and regulatory aspects in venture, etc.
-Innovative financial models, user funding, lending, corporate funding etc.
-Incubators, accelerators, and angle funding.
Additional topics for Grants may relate to:
-Venture Capital Contracting / Strategy.
-Corporate Venture Capital.
-New insights about Crowdfunding.
-Venture Capital vs. Stock Markets.
-Social and psychological effects on VC decisions.
-Deep innovation models (http://www.collerinstituteofventure.org/deep-innovation/).
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
There is no geographic restriction on eligibility.
The proposal (up to 2 pages on the main proposal and 2-3 pages of supporting appendices if needed) should include the research goal, method, current state of the art in your particular research area, and plan of action with timetable. The plan should be up to 12 months.
Send an email attached with the grant proposal (Word and PDF) and supplementary material to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal should also include the following information:
-Research title, researcher name, email and institution together with other relevant contact details (Telephone, Skype, etc.).
-The research plan and related budget (as noted earlier).
-List of 3-4 relevant works/prior papers from the past.
Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals early in order to receive feedback as needed.