RAIN Grants Program

RAIN is a source of competitive funds for researchers within the College of Agricultural Sciences who are prepared to take the next steps in transitioning technologies generated through their research to commercialization.


The College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is committed to fostering technology development and bringing research to the marketplace through the transfer of technologies to existing and start-up companies.

Please review the 2017 RAIN RFP for additional details.

Proposal Concept Note (200 words maximum)
Proposal Concept Notes will be reviewed by the E&I Program Committee to provide feedback on project suitability and approach prior to submitting the full proposal. The components of the Proposal Narrative (see full proposal instructions) can serve as a guideline when preparing the Proposal Concept Note. Submitting a Proposal Concept Note summarizing the project is strongly recommended, but not required. If you plan to submit, please notify ASAP.

Full Proposals
Full proposals must be submitted as a unified PDF by 5:00pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 to Research and Graduate Education (