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NSF Grants Offered for UD Research Projects

Article by Meg MarcozziFebruary 06, 2018

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University of Delaware's Horn Entrepreneurship invites applicants to UD’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Applications for the 11th cohort are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.

The I-Corps Sites Program provides business training and grants of $3,000 to teams interested in assessing the commercial viability of their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based technologies. Teams from any college, center or institute are encouraged to apply.

“Learning tips on how to approach the customer interview process was helpful,” said Biomedical Engineering student Destiny Neumann. “I'm glad the course forced us to get out of the building since we were able to network with a variety of people within the realm of our project.”

Teams will have access to Horn Entrepreneurship’s resources, such as use of the Venture Development Center, and are eligible to apply to the national I-Corps Teams Program, which provides grants of $50,000, and the Blue Hen Proof of Concept Program, which provides grants up to $75,000.

The I-Corps Sites Program’s training consists of a series of four workshops aimed at introducing team members to the Lean Startup methodology by guiding them through the initial phase of customer discovery research and problem validation.

For additional information, the Request for Applications (RFA) and the application form, visit UD’s I-Corps Sites website. Questions should be sent by email to hornprogram@udel.edu with “I-Corps Sites Program” in the subject line. 

 

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