An endowed gift of $205,000 from Mr. Claude Laval III is providing students with an opportunity to be awarded up to $10,000 annually.
The Award is available to Fresno State full-time faculty and students who are focused on activities that support innovation and technology commercialization.
The Claude C. Laval III Award for Commercialization of Research, Innovation, and Creativity will support Fresno State students and faculty whose scholarly and interdisciplinary activities are focused on the commercialization of intellectual property, research, innovation, and creativity.
The opportunity is open to all tenured or probationary faculty and full-time lecturers, and to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Awards will be granted to one or more recipients each academic year. The award provides an opportunity for faculty and students to bridge the gap between their academic innovations and their commercial application in the marketplace. The award can support the building of prototypes, completion of market feasibility studies, patent applications, etc.
The call for applications is available at this link.
Applications are due by May 7, 2021. Awards are expected to be announced prior to the end of the spring 2021 semester.
For more information about the awards, please contact any of the following deans: Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Dennis Nef email@example.com, Dr. Christopher Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Ram Nunna email@example.com.