NSF I-Corps: Apply








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Eric Smith
Commercialization Network Manager

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1547749. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Please read carefully, and then download the application form at the bottom of this page.

TLA and our collaborators perform all NSF I-Corps Team recruitment. Feel free to contact any of these collaborators to discuss your interest and eligibility. Those collaborators include:

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are applying as a team that has at a minimum: an entrepreneurial lead and an academic lead who fall into one of these categories: UA student; an alumnus that has graduated within the past year; faculty member, staff or AZCI client with a STEM-related technology you wish to commercialize. UA-owned and non-UA-owned technologies are eligible.
  • Your technology has significant technical risk and is scalable and potentially patentable.
  • Teams must have a team member or advisor that is PI eligible.
  • Teams must not have prior SBIR/STTR funding or investment greater than $75k for the technology.

Commitment to Participation

  • You are committed to completing at least 3 weeks of coursework (which includes weekly in-person classes and outside assignments), fulfilling the reporting requirements, and using funds your team might receive as outlined in the UA/TLA funding guidelines. 
  • Pending a “go” decision following the I-Corps Site program you are committed to applying for I-Corp Teams, SBIR/STTR awards and commercializing the technology.