CIT is pleased to preview the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2016 solicitation. $3.4 million is available to award to the Commonwealth's private sector, higher education, and research facilities through five programs: Commercialization, SBIR Matching Funds, STTR Matching Funds, Matching Funds, and Eminent Researcher Recruitment. The RFP is planned for late October.


Visit for high-level program information, including eligibility criteria and key dates. Complete requirements will be provided in program-specific guidelines and other application materials, available when the RFP is issued. CRCF staff will host webinars and be available to field questions about this solicitation with the release of the RFP.

CRCF accelerates innovation and drives economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and international problems through technology research, development, and commercialization. Technology sectors eligible for CRCF funding are drawn from the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap, which identifies research areas worthy of economic development and institutional focus in Virginia.

Interested in learning about previous solicitations? Visit for a complete list of awardees and to access CRCF Annual Reports.