Our Aims

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Innovative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (I-PERF) defines a new career pathway for entrepreneurial-minded doctorate degree holders in science and engineering (S&E).

I-PERF addresses overlapping aims and directives of the NSF and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to:

 

  • Accelerate innovation at small businesses that support federal government research needs.

 

 

 

  • Broaden participation in small business innovative research and high-tech entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

  • Provide non-academic opportunities to apply advanced knowledge under business constraints.

 

 

 

  • Increase the number of high tech businesses started by under-served doctoral degree holders.

 

Registration Phase is Now Open!

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