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Entrepreneur Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Boston)

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Perhaps of interest to some of the post-docs with entrepreneur spirit....please see the information below.


Kauffman Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to Help Scientists Launch Businesses

Deadline: May 1, Protected content

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( Protected content )
is accepting applications for its new Entrepreneur Postdoctoral
Fellowship program, which will train scientists to commercialize
their technology innovations into start-up businesses.

The program will provide twelve scientific postdoctoral research-
ers in the United States with the opportunity to turn their
research and ideas into an entrepreneurial venture. Participants
will receive training on how to evaluate their research for
marketplace potential and will learn the process of taking prom-
ising research forward for commercialization. Each fellow will
be matched with a business mentor who has a science background,
will receive a customized internship experience, and will be
enrolled in intensive entrepreneurship workshops, where they
will network with entrepreneurs and experts from the legal,
business, and financial communities. Fellows will also work
with an academic advisor to understand specifically how to com-
mercialize their innovations and research findings by starting
a business.

Each fellow will receive a salary stipend and benefits for a
one-year period, beginning with the program launch in the fall
of Protected content . Compensation will be based on the Postdoctoral Research-
er Salary Guidelines and benefits policies of the fellow's home
institution. The fellow will also receive a travel and conference
stipend to attend a business or entrepreneurship conference.

Postdoctoral researchers (U.S. citizens, residents, and all others
legally in the U.S.) at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply.
The candidate must have received either a Ph.D. or M.D. and be in
a postdoctoral research position by the start of the fellowship
program to be eligible.

Visit the Kauffman Foundation Web site for complete program

RFP Link:
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