My lab plans to partner with a start-up company, as well as with a 3rd party commercial partner. As a co-founder and minority equity stakeholder of the start-up company, will I be eligible for the ITRS program, as long as I disclose my financial interest?
Yes. Any investigator listed in the proposal who has any financial affiliation with a private-sector support must fully disclose this affiliation and provide a certified letter signed by the institution verifying that no significant conflict of interest exists. Failure to report this information may result in disqualification of the proposal.