2012 PreCede Grant Competition

New for 2012, the PreCede grant competition is designed to help position early-stage Washington state life sciences companies for near-term equity investment. PreCede grants will support research and development activities focused on validating the commercial merit of promising health-related technologies, such as proof of concept studies or prototype construction and testing.

This competition is open to for-profit entities that meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing development-stage health or health-care related products or services;
  • Have a substantial presence in Washington;
  • Have not received substantial equity investment.

Non-profit organizations and educational institutions may not apply directly for funding through the PreCede grant competition.

LSDF has allocated up to $300,000 for the 2012 PreCede grant competition. Individual requests are not to exceed $150,000, with work expected to be completed within one year. Pre-proposals are required. Only a subset of pre-proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal. 

Information session schedule and RSVP form

PowerPoint presentation (PDF) from the informational webcast on January 10, 2012

Recorded webcast   

Key Dates – 2012 PreCede Grant Competition

Request for Proposals Release Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Pre-Proposals Due: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Pre-Proposal Review Meeting/PI Interview: Week of April 2, 2012
Proposals Due: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Commercial Review Meeting/PI Interview: Friday, June 29, 2012
Board of Trustees Proposal Evaluation: Tuesday, July 31, 2012