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Susan Riley Keyes: Technology Transfer Career Training Program Application 2019-05-20T11:31:22+00:00
The 2018-2019 Susan RIley Keyes Fellows with Tom Keyes at the 2019 Annual Meeting

Training the Next Generation

Thanks to the  Susan Riley Keyes Memorial Fellowship, we are able to offer 2-3 individuals, competitively selected from small technology transfer offices (offices with less than 10 full-time employees as reported to the AUTM Survey) a spot in this year’s cohort. 

The Technology Transfer Career Training  pairs students with an experienced technology transfer mentor who offers in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the complexities of the profession. Fellows follow a core syllabus of educational webinars covering such topics as the fundamentals of technology transfer, invention disclosures from cradle to licensing, basic patenting, marketing, and negotiation. The program also provides each fellow a two-year AUTM membership, which includes access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Practice Manual and more than 80 educational sessions.

Fellowship Details

The AUTM Foundation will select fellows who will receive:

  • Expert mentor assigned to each participant
  • Two-year AUTM membership
  • Full access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Training Manual and webinar library with 80+ topics
  • Travel, accommodation, and registration to
    • AUTM Essentials course (September 8-11, 2019 | Oak Brook, IL)
    • AUTM Annual Meeting (March 8-11, 2020 | San Diego, CA)
    • One AUTM Regional Meeting
  • Inclusion in online peer communication forums with current and previous fellows
  • Dedicated program administrator to field questions and troubleshoot

Eligibility

Applicant’s university must have less than 10 full-time employees in the TTO (if university did not report to the AUTM Survey in 2016 or 2017, proof of small size office may be requested)

Applicants must:

  • Have less than one year or no direct work experience in technology transfer
  • Demonstrate interest in learning skills that will enable him/her to bring innovation from inventors, institutions and entrepreneurs to commercial use and public benefit

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated by a selection panel who will award up to three scholarships.

Fill out the following application completely and submit it to the AUTM Foundation by June 15th, 2019. You must attach the following:

  • A brief statement describing your interests in the academic technology transfer profession and the potential value of this award to your current career objectives -no more than 500 words
  • Resume (2 pages maximum)
  • Two brief letters of recommendation in support of your application – one from your employer (or your adviser if you are a graduate student applicant) and one from a professional colleague

Incomplete applications will not be considered. AUTM may request additional information for consideration. Failure to comply with requests for supporting information could be grounds for disqualification. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email Jessica Coons at jess@autmfoundation.com

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A brief statement describing your interests in the academic technology transfer profession and the potential value of this award to your current career objectives - no more than 500 words

Letter of Recommendation (2) (required)