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SPAN Program

Sponsored Projects Accelerating iNnovation (SPAN) Program

Unique partnering opportunities with industry to bring funding and materials into labs

We are inviting faculty to enter into a mutually-beneficial relationship with industry sponsors. Industry is interested in seeking quick access to specific research projects in exchange for providing your lab with funding and materials.

These relationships have flourished over the last six years and as a result, UMMS has quadrupled its industry-sponsored research partnership funding to close to $25M per year.

Faculty are required to submit a research proposal for SRA consideration that will identify a project or problem of mutual interest, and be available for meetings with potential partners.

Eligibility, Requirements, Timeline:

  1. UMMS Principal Investigators seeking industry support of their research are eligible,
  2. Must have a project that you are passionate about that can be of interest to, and benefit from, a partner in industry,
  3. Commitment to make yourself available to potential interested parties.
  4. No IP needed,
  5. Fill out the three-part application

Please download the application instructions and send the completed three-part submission to Huseyin Mehmet

Questions or want to discuss in-person? Please send an email to to set up a phone consultation.

To receive information on other Requests for Proposals along with visits from Industry partners, please sign up to email notifications here