HOW DO I ACCESS THE APPLICATION TEMPLATES?
Hyperlinks to the templates can be found in the section descriptions within the application portal.
THE TAP BIOSKETCH TEMPLATE LOOKS MUCH LIKE THE NIH TEMPLATE, BUT IT ONLY HAS THE A+B SECTIONS. CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT THIS IS ALL YOU REQUIRE AND THAT I’M NOT MISSING ANYTHING LIKE EMPLOYMENT HISTORY, ETC, ESP. SINCE YOUR PAGE LIMIT FOR THE BIOSKETCH IS 5 PAGES?
Applicants are encouraged to include information that best supports their ability to tangibly execute on the proposal and demonstrate to a reviewer that they have the skills and expertise necessary to have meaningful progress.
THE SOLICITATION MENTIONS NOT TO EXCEED A MAXIMUM RATE OF $72.11/HOUR. DOES THIS MAXIMUM RATE INCLUDE BENEFITS (FULLY-BURDENED HOURLY PAY RATE)?
The $72.11 hourly pay rate limit does not include benefits.
DO YOU PREFER A SINGLE FILE UPLOAD CONTAINING ALL OF THE BIO-SKETCHES, OR MULTIPLE FILES EACH CONTAINING ONE BIO SKETCH?
A single upload of biosketches is preferred. However, the system allows multiple individual biosketch uploads with unique file names.
CAN YOU CLARIFY WHAT CONSTITUTES BUSINESS MILESTONES, AND GIVE SOME EXAMPLES?
Business milestones should reflect the development stage of the company and technology. Examples might include interviewing potential customers, securing intellectual property, assessing product market fit, meeting with manufacturing and distribution partners, establishing a board of advisors to include regulatory, financial and business expertise, etc.
FOR FORMATTING THE WHITE PAPER, COULD YOU PLEASE CLARIFY WHAT YOU MEAN BY “1.5 SPACING”. IS THAT BETWEEN LINES +/OR BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS?
The white paper should have 1.5 line spacing throughout the document.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TAP AWARD AMOUNT?
There is no minimum/maximum or suggested amount. The budget for TAP proposals should reflect reasonable costs for the proposed milestones. The proposed work of the project should determine the budget request.
WHAT ARE THE LIMITS THAT USTAR ALLOWS AS PART OF A TAP PROJECT FOR PATENT FILING FEES?
USTAR will reimburse the first $15,000 per technology and will reimburse up to 50% patenting fees above the initial $15,000, not to exceed USTAR reimbursement of $30,000.
Do you have an example of calculating a fully-burdened pay rate?
Download an example HERE
For the TAP 2018 application, which members of the management team of the company should submit biosketches?
Biosketches may be submitted for any key personnel supporting the technical or business milestones.
Is it possible to submit more than one LOI and /or proposal per company? We have two compelling concepts that we think fit with the USTAR areas. I am assuming we would need two different accounts, is this possible?
The company only needs one account. The system has been enabled to allow multiple applications for each funding opportunity. You can submit more than one LOI and if invited, more than one proposal. However, a company can only receive funding for one project in any fiscal year.
Is it true that if a company out of the state licenses our technology then we must pay back the money we received from a TAP grant?
Would a strong letter of support from that company, which is outside of Utah, stating that they intended to license our technology and then manufacture and distribute the product, help or hurt our proposal?
The intention to license outside the state would be evaluated under the economic impact to Utah criteria in the review process.