AWIS NJ and NJIT receive NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) supplemental funding to pilot a Nationally scalable program designed to help STEM-trained women commercialize their research.

NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) sites to increase participation and promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network for differently-abled individuals, first-generation college

students, racial and ethnic minorities and women. Research over the past 46 years on STEM innovation and entrepreneurship by Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and other organizations demonstrate that women entrepreneurs face organizational, cultural, implicit bias and inclusion challenges. The current program, a partnership between National Science Foundation, NJIT I-Corps site and AWIS New Jersey chapter, is a pilot platform with nationally scalable potential. The program will provide opportunities to recent New Jersey female PhDs to serve as entrepreneurial leads to commercialize their own ideas/products or academic intellectual property.

Full application details are available in this pdf: AWIS NJ NJIT I-Corps Summer Pilot Flyer 2018.

When you are ready, Apply here:  https://judithsheft.wufoo.com/forms/q1c5l6g06cllno/