The ASRC Sensor CAT provides matching funds for academic Principal Investigators at CUNY and external universities who are working on NY state company sponsored projects.

Application Instructions

The company sponsored project must be funded by a registered NY state company. The exact source of the company cash (private investment, federal award, company profit, etc.) from the company must be declared and approved by the source to be eligible to participate. Company cash funded by or administrated through NY state is not eligible for this program. 

Funding Mechanism

For details on the funding mechanism, please click on the downloadable PDF forms below:

Application Criteria

A CAT Review process focuses on projects prioritizing the following:


  1. Scientific Merit

    • CAT Scientific Review Committee expects proof of principle and novelty of innovation, experimental design and laboratory viability

  2. Market Potential and Commercialization Pathway

    • Demonstrate understanding of target market and its size, competing inventions, regulatory approvals needed, scale-up from laboratory to commercial level

  3. Economic Impact Potential

    • Job creation and revenues within New York State that could arise from your invention in the future and approximate timelines for the impact; willingness to work together with the CAT to report on these points in return for use of this state funding