Applications for the Health Sciences and Technology Commercialization Fellows Program are now open. Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and research assistants/associates from across Virginia Tech who conduct health sciences and technology-related research are eligible to apply. 

The program runs annually from March through December and Fellows are expected to contribute no more than four hours per week to the program, with the exception of Boot Camp training in April.

By the end of the program, Fellows demonstrate their knowledge by identifying a commercial idea, researching it with the support of a mentor, and pitch preliminary findings about the idea’s value proposition and market potential to a panel of entrepreneurs. Applicants are not required to have a commercial idea related to their research at the time of application. 

The Fellows Program will be conducted virtually in 2021, as it was in 2020.

How to Apply:

  • To learn more about the Fellows Program, hear from former Fellows on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Before applying, talk to your supervisor to ensure that they agree to your participation in the fellowship program, and please note their approval on your application.
  • Complete your application online before Friday, Mar. 12 at 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Gibson or Hal Irvin.