Entrepreneurial Fellows

Updated: January 28, 2021

The CBC Entrepreneurial Fellows program is not accepting new applications at this time.

Program Summary:

The CBC Entrepreneurial Fellows (EF) Award program identifies and supports the professional development of academic researchers who are keen to develop the skills and experiences needed to move translational projects from a university lab toward commercialization and potentially into a Chicago-based biotech start-up. The program exposes Fellows to a breadth of real-world experiences with the full span of the CBC universities and across the CBC community. Fellows will receive guidance from a wide range of mentors, including university faculty, staff and tech transfer, industry experts and other representatives of the biomedical community.

The CBC Entrepreneurial Fellow will be a recent PhD recipient or will have recently completed an initial post doc in the biomedical sciences with a strong interest and passion for driving innovative and transformational biomedical research from the university toward clinical and ultimately commercial applications.

Working closely with the CBC Executive Director, Scientific Directors and staff, partners in the universities Technology Transfer Departments and faculty from Chicago based universities, the Fellow will have an active and central role in the development, refinement and implementation of CBC-funded awards focused on translational research, including Accelerator Award and Catalyst Award projects. Additionally, the Fellow will support translational projects that are in the portfolios at the CBC universities.

Updated: Nov. 1, 2019
If you have questions, please contact:

Richard Morimoto Interim CBC Executive Director,
CBC Scientific Director for NU
Karen Snapp CBC Senior Associate Director ksnapp@northwestern.edu
Luisa DiPietro CBC Scientific Director for UIC ldipiet@uic.edu
Lucy Godley CBC Scientific Director for UChicago lgodley@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

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▸ Funded Entrepreneurial Fellows