Only at UIC Liautaud | A Unique Fellowship Opportunity for Science & Technology Professionals

UIC MBAIf you are interested in technology commercialization or early stage venture funding, a background in science/technology makes you a primary candidate for a unique opportunity.

The UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business is partnering with UIC’s Office of Technology Management and Illinois Ventures to offer graduate fellowships to fund the MBA studies of qualified students while they work with technology commercialization, funding early-stage technology, and venture capital.

The two-year fellowships include base tuition exemption and a monthly stipend in exchange for working 20 hours per week with Office of Technology Management or with Illinois Ventures. The fellowships offer extensive learning and professional development opportunities that complement business coursework.

To be eligible, candidates must have prior education and professional experience in science or technology and must apply for admission to the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.

UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities, a place where outstanding faculty, staff, and students come together to further the pursuit of scientific understanding and innovation. A shining example of this is the Technology Ventures program offered at UIC Liautaud. It has produced a half-dozen sustained start-up firms in its seven year history, many based on technology developed at UIC.


The Office of Technology Management

The Office of Technology Management’s mission is to encourage innovation, enhance research, and facilitate economic development through the effective management, transfer, and commercialization of UIC technologies and intellectual property. The focus is on ensuring that the results of the outstanding research at UIC are successfully transferred outside the University to drive economic growth in the State of Illinois and benefit the general public.  In fiscal year 2012, the OTM made 184 disclosures, filed 238 patent applications, received 30 issued patents, issued 44 licenses and options, initiated seven start-ups, and earned more than $17 million in royalties.



IllinoisVENTURES is a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, life sciences, and clean technology. IllinoisVENTURES is committed to helping entrepreneurs and technical founders to build world-changing businesses with the potential to create new market opportunities or significantly expand existing ones. During the course of the past six years, IllinoisVENTURES has led or collaborated on the initial funding of more than 40 new ventures spanning a broad spectrum of scientific and technological innovation across multiple domains. Conceived and launched by the University of Illinois, IllinoisVENTURES has been consistently named by Entrepreneur Magazine to its national list of the Top 100 Venture Capital firms.

We hope you will take advantage of these exciting fellowship opportunities and look forward to seeing your application soon! Please contact us with any questions that you might have. The deadline for fall admission is May 15. 



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