We are pleased to announce the launch of the Case Western Reserve University Translational Fellows Program (TFP). This program is designed to train individuals in entrepreneurship and the translation of innovation while protecting time for entrepreneurial activities. We are seeking applications from senior doctoral students or post-docs to work through the process of developing a technology for commercialization for our pilot year beginning 6/1/2020.
Senior Doctoral Students and Post-Docs: If you are interested in entrepreneurship, please see the program outline below.
SOM Faculty: If you have a technology that you'd like to get into the clinic/community/etc. and know someone who might be interested in this program, please discuss this opportunity with them.
Please contact Cheryl Thompson: email@example.com or 216-368-3956, if you have any questions.
CWRU Translational Fellows Program competition
Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020
Award Cycle: 2020
Discipline/Subject Area: Translational Research
Description: The newly established CWRU Translational Fellows Program (TFP) program seeks to train individuals in entrepreneurship and translation of innovation to benefit humanity while protecting time for entrepreneurial activities.
We are seeking applications from senior doctoral students or post-docs to work through the process of developing a technology for commercialization for our pilot year beginning 6/1/2020.
- 20% salary coverage for 12 months
- Training and support for commercialization efforts
- Entrepreneurship/commercialization mentoring team
- Commitment to one day/week set aside for moving the technology to market
- Attendance at meetings/workshops through the program
- Current senior doctoral student (ideally in their final year) or post-doc at CWRU
- Working with a PI on a CWRU-based technology that has the potential for commercialization
- Must be willing to commit to 20% effort for one full year, starting June 1, 2020
- Fellow interest in entrepreneurship
- Support from PI
- Commercialization potential of technology
- It is preferred but not required that the applicant has scientific expertise in the technology (i.e. is a technology developed in the lab that they are working in)
- Applications are highly encouraged from female and underrepresented minority students and post-docs
- Statement of interest from potential fellow, describing interest in entrepreneurship, and brief description of technology that the fellow proposes to work toward commercializing (1 page maximum)
- Letter of support from PI demonstrating willingness to allow for 20% buy out of time, support of entrepreneurial activities and attesting to the strength of candidate
- Form filled out and submitted along with above via Infoready by May 1, 2020
Individuals selected for participation will be notified around May 15, 2020
Questions may be directed to Cheryl Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Educational Initiatives, School of Medicine, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-3956.
We anticipate funding up to 10 fellows in the first year, but reserve the right to not select any fellows should funding that is concurrently being solicited not be awarded.