Bioscience

SFAz unveils investment plan

November 16, 2006

By Flinn Foundation

Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) announced its investment strategy to enhance science, engineering, medical research, and technology competitiveness in the state.

The new foundation will award grants for research in strategic areas, development of small research and development businesses, and improvement in K-12 science and math performance.

According to Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, fostering science, engineering, medical research, and technology competitiveness is key to the future success of Arizona’s bioscience industry.

Grants will be awarded based on quality of proposal, quality and merit of the principal investigator, and strategic value for Arizona. Grant amounts will range from $5,000 to several million dollars.

“This is only the beginning of investments that will help diversify and expand our high-tech economic sector by focusing strategically on opportunities that will create a competitive advantage and help leverage significant future federal and private R&D investments in Arizona,” said Dr. William Harris, president and CEO of SFAz.


For more information:

Science Foundation Arizona unveils investment strategy,” SFAz news release11/15/2006