Translational Fellows Program

The CWRU Translational Fellow Program (TFP) seeks to train individuals in entrepreneurship and the translation of innovation into commercial ventures by connecting them to programs and workshops around campus while protecting time for entrepreneurial activities.

Meet the 2023-2024 Fellows

Meet the 2022-2023 Fellows

Meet the 2021-2022 Fellows

Meet the 2020-2021 Fellows

  • Must have a salary or stipend paid through CWRU or an affiliate and/or be supported by a training grant. Ideally a senior doctoral student or post-doc at CWRU, but consideration will be given to others
  • Either currently working with a PI on a CWRU or affiliate based technology that has the potential for commercialization (preferred) or willingness to be paired with a PI
  • Must be willing to commit to 20% effort for one full year, starting September 1st.
  • Commitment to one day/week (20%) set aside for moving the technology to market
  • Participation in the CWRU Venture Mentor Program, which will pair you will your mentoring team and set up regular meetings
  • Participation in I-Corps@NCATS program with your team, including the PI of the technology
  • Monthly group meetings
  • Attendance at workshops throughout the program (about 3-4 times/year)
  • 20% salary coverage for 12 months
  • Training and support for commercialization efforts
  • Entrepreneurship/commercialization mentoring team
  • Fellow interest in entrepreneurship
  • Commercialization potential of technology (if proposed)
  • If you are currently working with a PI, support from that PI
  • If you are currently a CWRU employee/student and requesting to work with a PI for 20% of your effort, support from current supervisor
  • Applications are highly encouraged from females and underrepresented minorities

Applications for the 2023-2024 Translational Fellows Program Cohort are now closed. Applications for 2024-2025 will open in spring 2024. 

This Program is Financially Supported by the Generosity of: 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF)

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC)

Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC)

Office of the Provost

Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Thank You!