National I-Corps Team Cohorts
Teams that successfully complete a UMD Introduction to I-Corps course and are commercializing university research may be eligible to apply for the national NSF I-Corps program. Those accepted into the national program receive $50,000 to assist with customer discovery and to cover their expenses. National programs are intense, seven-week cohorts in which teams conduct a minimum of 100 interviews. Teams interested in applying or learning more about NSF National I-Corps should meet with Dan Kunitz, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Hub and Director of Venture Strategy and Development at UMD.
Faculty members considering National I-Corps who are too busy can serve as the PI of Record and have members of their research team, including graduate students, participate instead.
For more information about NSF’s I-Corps please review the following resources:
- NSF I-Corps
- Course information and materials
- National cohort curriculum and dates
- NSF I-Corps cohort “Teams” solicitation
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for I-Corps Teams
Resource for UMD Teams Applying to Nationals
Prof. Magdy Iskander
University of Hawaii, DC National Cohort