This opportunity is open to Community College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research teams at California Community Colleges near a business with an active research project that has received a prior SBIR/STTR Phase II grant. 

Research teams must consist of at least one Community College faculty member and at least one Community College student. (Teams with additional students or faculty are highly encouraged if supported within the standard award amount.)

View some of our project examples to learn more about your options. 

Get Started Now

  1. Contact us. Providing some details about your students and your program will help us select the right business match. You can fill out the interest form below, or contact us directly by phone or email
  2. Get matched. Our team will assist in locating a nearby business involved in a research project that aligns with your students’ interests. 
  3. Receive support. Finally, we provide the assistance necessary for the business to create a compelling and competitive grant application, ensuring you have the best chance of receiving funding for your project.

Faculty Interest Form


Project Experts

David R. Brown, Ph.D
Project Expert


Foundation Contacts

Joshua Modlin
Senior Specialist
T: 916.325.1852
E: jmodlin@foundationccc.org

Iris Aguilar
Director of Environmental Programs and Special Projects
T: 916.325.1858
E: iaguilar@foundationccc.org

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