15 07, 2020

$194.7 Million Grant Will Transform Research Engine at U of Arkansas, Create New Institute

By |2020-07-15T12:04:02+00:00July 15th, 2020|Arkansas, Foundation-support|0 Comments

A $194.7 million grant from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation will establish the University of Arkansas Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R), transforming the research, innovation and economic development culture of the university. The grant is one of the largest single private gifts ever given to a university for advancing research and economic [...]

3 06, 2020

NIH funding, in tandem with U Arkansas, supports research on first therapeutic drug to regenerate heart tissue

By |2020-06-03T20:50:18+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Arkansas, State or Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

With funding from the National Institutes of Health, University of Arkansas researchers hope to develop the first therapeutic drug that can regenerate heart tissue. The lesion-seeking biological drug, released through stent placement, could treat coronary blockages and prevent heart failure. Currently, there are no viable therapeutics available on the market that can promote regeneration of [...]

14 05, 2020

New U Arkansas Fund Provides More Than $1.3 Million for Research Commercialization

By |2020-05-14T09:44:27+00:00May 14th, 2020|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

The Chancellor’s Commercialization Fund has provided more than $1.3 million in funding to University of Arkansas researchers seeking to bring new technologies to the marketplace. Established in March 2019, the fund has awarded 33 grants ranging anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000. The fund prioritizes aggressive teams with mature projects who are “progressing technologies toward real-world [...]

19 08, 2019

Mercy, Baptist Health & more to partner with health tech startups in Arkansas accelerator program

By |2019-08-19T09:05:08+00:00August 19th, 2019|Arkansas, Hospitals|0 Comments

The HealthTech Arkansas accelerator program announced its new cohort of six early-stage healthcare companies chosen to launch pilot projects at nine area hospitals and health systems. Throughout the program, each selected startup will receive seed funding from investors such as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, as well as access to and guidance from clinicians and administrators at [...]

21 02, 2019

Faculty Can Apply for Startup Support Through New Gap Fund 

By |2019-02-21T09:23:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

A new subset of the Chancellor’s Fund will provide financial support for researchers at the University of Arkansas working toward launching startup companies. The Gap Fund will distribute up to $400,000 each year. Teams made up of faculty, graduate students and post doctoral candidates may apply for the Gap Fund after completing the National Science [...]

5 09, 2018

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Fund Recipients Announced 

By |2018-09-05T08:38:57+00:00September 5th, 2018|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Ten research projects involving more than 30 University of Arkansas faculty have been awarded grants from the Chancellor's Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration Fund. The Chancellor's Fund was established in 2016 to promote faculty research that addresses several of the U of A's guiding priorities: to enhance the university's research and discovery mission; build a [...]

7 06, 2018

Arkansas Healthcare Accelerator Selects Six Startups for 2018 Program 

By |2018-06-07T08:59:43+00:00June 7th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Arkansas|0 Comments

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and BioVentures today announced the six companies selected to participate in the 2018 Health InnovatAR healthcare accelerator program, which is supported in part through a grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The selected startups include: Day Zero Diagnostics (Boston, MA); Ejenta (San Francisco, CA); ExplORer Surgical (Chicago, [...]

18 01, 2018

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Fund: Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration | University of Arkansas

By |2018-01-18T15:15:52+00:00January 18th, 2018|Arkansas|0 Comments

In spring 2018, the University of Arkansas will once again invest approximately $1 million in the Chancellor's Fund to support cutting-edge ideas and collaborations to advance the university's guiding priorities. The Chancellor's Fund aims to provide seed funding to support bold collaborative thinking and risk taking that will not only lead to new academic directions, but will also increase the competitiveness [...]

7 08, 2017

Arkansas Research Alliance, Governor Recognize Five Scientists For Excellence

By |2017-08-07T14:31:35+00:00August 7th, 2017|Arkansas, State or Government, Translational Research|0 Comments

Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) gave recognition to five university researchers in the state by awarding them an ARA fellowship that comes with a $75,000 grant. The ARA Fellows program supports distinguished researchers already working at one of the five research universities in the state, including Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas in [...]

10 03, 2017

University of Arkansas announces $1M innovation grant program

By |2017-03-10T08:31:09+00:00March 10th, 2017|Arkansas|0 Comments

Faculty and students at the University of Arkansas will be able to apply for innovation grants totaling up to $1 million through a new university program funded mostly with television revenue related to the airing of UA sporting events. "The university will invest up to $1 million in this fund annually to support cutting-edge ideas [...]