SACT: Collaboration Research Grant

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SCRA-Academia Collaboration Team (SACT): Collaborative Research Grant

SCRA will be requesting applications from multi-institutional, collaborative research teams that will advance commercially-relevant research and address key industry challenges to foster technology-enabled growth of the state’s innovation economy.

Research Fields

Industry 4.0


Biomedical Sciences (specifically, Medical Devices and Regenerative Medicine)


  • Awards require applicants to collectively contribute a non-federal match of 50% in the form of cash; in-kind contributions from an industry partner will be permitted
  • Project must be completed in 36 months
  • Award amounts depend on institution type and number of collaborating institutions
  • Under the RU Solicitation, only Research Universities are eligible applicants
  • Under the CTU/TC Solicitation, only public Comprehensive Teaching Universities and Technical Colleges are eligible applicants
  • Proposals are selected and submitted by the Vice President of Research or Office of the Provost, if there is no Vice President of Research position
  • Each institution is allowed to submit a maximum of two proposals under this solicitation


SCRA Award
No. of Applicants RU Solicitation CTU/TC Solicitation
One $600,000 $300,000
Two $1,200,000 $600,000
Three $1,800,000 $900,000
TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE $1,800,000 $900,000
MINIMUM AWARD $600,000 $300,000

*Not including 50% match requirement


RFA for Research Universities
Clemson, MUSC, UofSC

RFA for Comprehensive Teaching Universities (CTUs) and Technical Colleges (TCs)
Aiken Technical College, Central Carolina Technical College, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Denmark Technical College, Florence Darlington Technical College, Francis Marion University, Greenville Technical College, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Lander University, Midlands Technical College, Northeastern Technical College, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Piedmont Technical College, South Carolina State University, Spartanburg Community College, Technical College of the Lowcountry, The Citadel, Tri-County Technical College, Trident Technical College, Williamsburg Technical College, Winthrop University, York Technical College