Office of the Vice President for Research

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.  Companies are located on-campus.

UConn Partners of the TIP Fellows Program

For more information, contact the Program Director at

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.

Fellows 2017

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:

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”   

For more,

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 2019 program is underway! The next application period will be Spring 2020.

Research-for-Credit requires previous experience as a UConn-TIP summer fellow and is ad-hoc.

Program Contact:
Dr. Caroline Dealy
Director, UConn-TIP Bioscience, Entrepreneurship & STEM Fellowship Program 

2013 UConn-TIP Fellow Sarah Gilbert


Our UConn Sponsors & Partners:

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

School of Engineering

School of Fine Arts

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

Women in Science & Engineering/ Learning Communities and First Year Programs