General Sponsored Fellow 2024-06-25T10:44:41-05:00
The 2018-2019 Fellows and mentors at the Fellows Awards Dinner during the 2019 AUTM Annual Meeting
The 2018-2019 Fellows at the AUTM Foundation booth during the 2019 AUTM Annual Meeting

Training the Next Generation of Technology Transfer Professionals

The AUTM Foundation is offering an opportunity for universities and organizations to support a promising employee or student to participate in the Technology Transfer Career Training Program for the 2024-2025 cohort. This is a great way to get new hires up to speed without burdening your current staff with training and mentoring responsibilities. There is a two-step process to secure your spot:

  1. TTO Director (or another authorized individual) submits the downloadable Commitment Form to mfrale@autm.net [note: do this as soon as possible to hold your seat for this cohort]
  2. The candidate fills out the application form here.

Applications are open until all spots are filled.

Program Details

The Technology Transfer Career Training Program offers those new to technology transfer an opportunity to transition to careers within the industry by providing formal training, networking, and practical experience in this field. The program includes:

  • AUTM membership for the remainder of 2024 and the full year of 2025
  • Full access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Training Manual and Webinar Library of 200+ topics (A savings of over $1,500 in a la cart webinar, meeting, and course registrations)
  • Travel, accommodation, and registration to:
    • 2024 AUTM Essentials course on October 21-24 in Portland
    • 2024 AUTM Annual Meeting on March 2-5, 2025 with two courses in Washington D.C.
    • One 2024 or 2025AUTM Regional Meeting (North American Fellows only)
  • High intangible value created through the cohort, mentor, and expanded network relationships for the fellow and office
  • Expert mentor assigned to each participant
  • Fellow mentor from the past cohort assigned to each participant
  • Over 60 hours of mentoring and activity support (at an assumed $50/hour, that is $3,000 in staff time savings)
  • Monthly cohort meetings with guest speakers
  • Inclusion in online peer communication forums with current and previous fellows
  • Dedicated program administrator to field questions and troubleshoot

All Applicants Must:

  • Have one year or less of work experience in the technology transfer field
  • Have high interest in developing new skills to bring innovation from inventors, institutions, and entrepreneurs to commercial use and public benefit