How to Get Started
To get started, an important first step is to establish one member of the team as a dependable "captain" to manage all communications and logistics for the team and correspondence with Hub staff. The captain also completes the application.
Step 1: Submit an application to https://my.reviewr.com/site/2022_Fall_NSF_I-Corps_Site
Step 2: Applications reviewed by the Site Innovation Team (SIT).
Step 3: Selected teams are invited to an in-person interview with a SIT member.
Step 4: Letter of acceptance into the program to selected teams.
Step 5: Team participates in the scheduled program orientation.
Step 6: Funds disbursed to selected teams.
*SIT – Site Innovation Team and Advisory Committee of Subject Matter Experts
WHAT WE MEAN BY YOUR TEAM:
Each team at this early stage must have a project lead and a technology or scientific lead.
Technology concepts can originate from faculty research labs, internship experiences, capstone courses, or other science-based practical courses. Concepts should be original and, in an area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by the National Science Foundation but can include other disciplines or inventions from non-traditional pathways.
The Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) may be a postdoctoral scholar, graduate or other student, staff member, researcher, or other person with relevant knowledge of the technology and a deep commitment to investigate the commercial landscape surrounding the innovation. The Project Lead should also be capable and have the will to support the transition of the technology, should the I-Corps Team's project demonstrate the potential for commercial viability.
The Technical Lead (TL) may be a faculty member, senior research scientist, inventor, postdoctoral scholar, or technical/subject matter expert with deep and direct technical expertise in the actual core technology about which the I-Corps team is exploring commercial potential. Typically, the Technical Lead will also serve as the Principal Investigator (PI).
Please contact Program Director, Ganga Baskar if you have any questions.