CAT grants are matching funds of generally around $50K, matched to a NYS company’s cash support for the project.
For a multi-investigator CAT project, support will be based on total company matching dollars of all investigators on the project. Fringe benefits are to be budgeted, but not indirect costs.
Additional funding for projects that include materials research
CAT applicants can apply for an award of an additional $5,000 to supplement a CAT grant, if the project's activities related to development, characterization, or testing of materials.
Please describe in your proposal on page 2 and justify in the Budget section on page 4.
Company matching funds
Matching funds and CAT funds must be expended during the period of the award.
The expectation is that the company support will be a cash match. Per NYSTAR, an "in kind" match is not a cash match. PIs may contact us for clarification.
Budget restrictions: Funds cannot be used for building renovations, foreign travel, entertainment, consultants, journals and books, or office equipment. Requests for equipment and travel must be justified.