a2 Pilot Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Intellectual Property
Invited Full (Round 2) Application
Funding and Timing
Who owns the intellectual property (IP) developed using AITC funds?

The AITC university may claim partial IP rights of material generated through substantial collaboration with university labs and personnel, including PIs, employees, and students. Prior to entering into a collaboration, the awardee should contact the university’s technology transfer office to discuss the potential division of IP rights.

How much detail on proprietary methods should be included in applications?

Although the AITCs expect a substantial description of the project’s approach, relevance, and aims, applicants should not include any IP in their applications that would normally be protected by a non-disclosure agreement.