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NSF EHR Grantee – Funding Opportunity and Webinar Alert for Tuesday, May 5th


While I-Corps does not fund research, it does target NSF researchers to receive additional support – in the form of entrepreneurial mentoring and funding — to accelerate tech-transfer and explore commercialization of research outcomes.

Attend the next I-Corps Webinar on:
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 2 P.M. (Eastern Time)
To find out more about the I-Corps Webinar and to join it, refer to:

To find out more about I-Corps refer to:

If, after reviewing the I-Corps web sites, you would like to pursue I-Corps support, please contact me at:

Don Millard, Program Director
Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)

It would be most helpful if you would do the following before contacting me:

  1. Form your team (see below).

  2. Prepare a one-page Executive Summary that describes the following:
  • Composition and roles (EL, PI, Mentor) of the team members proposing to undertake the commercialization feasibility research:
    • The Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) could be a Post -Doctoral scholar, graduate or other student with relevant knowledge of the technology and a deep commitment to investigate the commercial landscape surrounding the innovation. In rare circumstances, with approval of a cognizant NSF I-Corps Program Officer, it also could be the PI. The Entrepreneurial Lead should also be capable and have the will to support the transition of the technology, should the I-Corps project demonstrate the potential for commercial viability.
    • The I-Corps Mentor will typically be an experienced or emerging entrepreneur with proximity to the institution and experience in transitioning technology out of Academic labs. The I-Corps Mentor must be a third-party resource and may be recommended by the proposing institution or may be a member of the NSF-supported I-Corps network which is being put together at this time. The I-Corps Mentor will be responsible for guiding the team forward and tracking progress through regular communication with the Cognizant NSF I-Corps program director.
    • The Principal Investigator (PI) will be responsible for overall grant management.

  • Relevant current/previous NSF awards (i.e., I-Corps idea lineage)
  • Brief description of the potential commercial impact
  • Brief description of the current commercialization plan
  • Send the Executive Summary to me at:
  • Once we review your Executive Summary, you will be contacted about next steps.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Don Millard
    Program Director
    Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)