NSF I-Corps (pronounced "eye-core") is an accelerator program created by the NSF to help translate scientific and engineering discoveries into commercial ventures.
Participating teams receive a $50,000 grant and gain real-world, hands-on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer knowledge into products and processes that benefit society. The NSF runs at least three cohorts a quarter, at sites around the country. More details on the NSF I-Corps Teams page.
Considering applying to I-Corps?
Join an introductory webinar! A full description of the criteria, proposal instructions and other essential information is available in the I-Corps Teams Solicitation and Teams FAQ. Visit the NSF's I-Corps Teams page and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and/or how to apply.
NYU faculty and researchers with research or an invention they are seeking to commercialize through a startup venture.
To be eligible to apply to NSF I-Corps, a member of the team must have received a prior NSF research grant that was active within five years from the date of the I-Corps Teams proposal submission. The lineage of the prior award extends to the PI, Co-PIs, senior personnel, postdocs, professional staff, or others who were supported under the award.
NSF I-Corps Teams must apply as a team, consisting of at least three individuals:
Teams may have an additional member in the role of co-EL, co-TL, or co-IM. Teams with more than four members will not typically be supported.
For teams with prior NSF funding lineage, they may apply to participate in the NYU Tech Venture Workshop. Upon completion of the Workshop, the team is eligible to apply to NSF I-Corps.
The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute can help you prepare to apply to NSF I-Corps. Application requirements include:
Contact email@example.com to learn more about how to apply.