student fellows, interns and graduates
In addition to its state-of-the-art facilities, a key benefit of the Incubation Program is its ability to connect incubator companies with University faculty and students. As part of its program, the Incubation Program advertises to suitable students and helps recruit them to work as fellows, part-time employees or interns.
2019 UConn TIP Innovation Fellows Program
Pairs students with on-campus UConn affiliated startup companies for mentored research internships/fellowships in Business or STEM areas.
- UConnTIP Innovation Fellows - Summer Immersion Bioscience, Entrepreneurship & STEM Program: mentored 10-week long summer fellowships
- Open to UConn undergrads, master's students, and recent grads
- UConn-TIP Summer Immersion Fellows receive a stipend: typically $3,500 for undergraduate students and $5,000 for master's students
- Students from any major can participate
- Only UConn students are eligible
- CT or US citizenship is no longer a requirement
- Research-for-Credit: academic credit earned for part-time research
- Open to any enrolled UConn student (undergraduate or master's)
- Fall or Spring semesters
- Requires previous experience as a UConn-TIP Summer Immersion Fellow
For more information, contact the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a University startup company?
A UConn affiliated startup company can help a discovery or innovation become the next new product or therapy. There are more than 35 UConn affiliated startup companies in UConn's Technology Incubation Program (TIP). These companies are developing and commercializing new technologies in areas like vaccines, medical devices, software, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and more.
What kind of research does a UConn-TIP fellow do?
UConn-TIP fellows participate in mentored research with their host TIP company. The research could be in STEM or Business areas such as:
- chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, bioengineering, computer sciences and more
- marketing, accounting, planning, communications, management and more
- UConn-TIP fellows receive special academic enrichment including seminars and final research presentations at UConn-TIP Research Day.
What have previous students said about their experience?
“couldn’t have asked for a better mentor”
“great learning experience to see real world applications of theory learned in the classroom”
“the presentation definitely helped me to organize and think critically about my results"
“wonderful experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity”
2018 UConn Today story: Connecticut Student Researchers Shine at UConn Health
2017 OVPR post: TIP Internship Program Delivers Big Rewards
2016 Hartford Courant’s article.pdf
2016 Listen to the WHUS podcast Discovering New Advances (DNA)
August, 2017 Summer Fellows Research Day:
The next application period will be Spring 2019.
Research-for-Credit requires previous experience as a UConn-TIP summer fellow and is ad-hoc.
Dr. Caroline Dealy
Director, UConn-TIP Bioscience, Entrepreneurship & STEM Fellowship Program
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, School of Business
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Institute for Student Success/McNair Scholars Program/LSAMP
Office of Undergraduate Research
School of Dental Medicine
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School of Fine Arts
School of Medicine
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School of Pharmacy
Women in Science & Engineering/ Learning Communities and First Year Programs