Innovative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (IPERF)

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


IPERF 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 underserved doctoral degree holders.



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