Matching Grants Leverage Program

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NYSTAR reviews and coordinates requests for New York State matching grants and support letters to strengthen applicants' proposals to federal agencies, foundations, and other grant-making organizations. The purpose of this program is to attract more federal R&D funding to support technology development and commercialization efforts in New York State.

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Higher education and not-for-profit research institutions in New York State are eligible to apply.

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Please review the guidelines below before applying, as there have been changes made to the previous version posted: Matching Grants Leverage Program Guidelines (Updated January 2023) 

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How to Apply

Application - Please download and save the application file to complete and submit in a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.

While funding is available, NYSTAR will accept applications monthly with a submission deadline of the 20th. The first Round will have a deadline for application submission of January 20, 2022.