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2014 Grants – Call

Call for Proposals:

Call for 2014 Research Grants has closed.

The Coller Institute of Venture (CIV) at Tel Aviv University seeks to enhance our understanding of ventures and the global venture ecosystem by forging a stronger connection between academic research and the business world. The Institute fosters collaborations between scholars, investors, policymakers, venture capitalists and high-tech professionals.

CIV’s research grants aim to encourage and support original academic research in field of venture with the goal of making a significant contribution to understanding and shaping the venture ecosystem. In addition, the Institute will provide winners with a unique platform to discuss and disseminate their work.

In 2014, the Institute will award up to six unrestricted grants of up to $15,000 each.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014 (midnight Israel Time). Winners will be announced by April 1, 2014.

Research Focus and Topics

The Institute welcomes original 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.

The main topics of interest for CIV’s 2014 grants include:

  • New models for investment in one of the value chains in the Venture  ecosystem  (Public Authorities, Institutional investors, Venture capitalists, Entrepreneurs).
  • Surveys of GP/ LP investments or performance including analysis of themes and portfolios.
  • In depth case studies 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.

Additional topics for grants may relate to:

  • Venture Capital Contracting / Strategy.
  • Corporate Venture Capital.
  • New insights about Crowd funding.
  • Venture Capital vs. Stock markets.
  • Social and psychological effects on VC decisions.
  • Deep innovation models And more.

Procedure, Eligibility and Requirements

The Institute will award up to 6 grants in 2014 to researchers (3 from around the world and 3 from Tel Aviv University). The researchers should be affiliated with research institutions. Each grant will amount up to $15,000, based on the research plan & budget.

The unrestricted grant can be used by the researcher for any reasonable expense or Remuneration associated with the research. The host institution can charge overhead up to 5% of the grant (part of the grant).

Selection Process

The Coller Venture Grant committee will review proposals. Winners may be invited to “World Venture Forum” conference in Israel, (tentative dates 18-22 May 2014) where the winner will be publicly announced (the grant can be used for travel expenses for if need be).

Document format and submission

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, 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 civ2014grants@collerinstituteofventure.org, The proposal should include that includes the following information:

  1. Research title, researcher name, email and institution together with other relevant contact details (Telephone, Skype, etc.).
  2. The research plan and related budget (as noted earlier).
  3. List of 3-4 relevant works/prior papers from the past.

For more information

Contact us at info@collerinstituteofventure.org

See https://www.collerinstituteofventure.org, “grants and awards” tabs.