Chancellor’s Gap Fund

The Chancellor’s Gap Funds were established to enhance opportunities for innovations discovered by investigators at the University of Pittsburgh to advance towards commercialization.  The program is intended to provide financial support that cannot typically be obtained from other traditional sources of funding, including the faculty member’s department/school or external government funding agencies.

The proceeds can be used for a wide variety of pre-commercialization activities, including technology de-risking, prototype development, market assessments, consulting support and seed-stage research for projects leading to the formation of new entities or licensing to existing companies.