An Interdisciplinary Training Program in Entrepreneurship and Translational Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and AD Related Disorders
I2SEED is an entrepreneurship focused education program which provides training to help develop and commercialize diagnostic, supportive or therapeutic interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease and AD Related Disorders (ADRD).
Participants who complete this program will gain the skills necessary to successfully submit a highly competitive NIA SBIR or STTR grant. We also offer sustained engagement and support to assist with a resubmission, if necessary. The ultimate goal of this program is to maximize the likelihood that participants will be able to obtain seed funding through a combination of SBIR/STTR grant(s) and investor funding so that trainees can successfully transition to a funded career path that focuses on moving ADRD research from the bench to the bedside via a successful business plan.
This program is designed for pre- and post-doctoral trainees interested in exploring opportunities to commercialize ADRD diagnostics/therapeutics/devices
- Pre-doctoral trainees must be enrolled in a Master's level or higher degree program
- Post-doctoral trainees must have completed a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign academic institution
Five to ten trainees will be enrolled in the program each year and expected to participate in the program for two years (approximately 2-8 hours per week). This program is funded by the NIA and available at no cost to trainees.
This curriculum was designed to ensure that the projects designed and implemented by trainees take into account the myriad of factors relevant to the complex characteristics of biomedical entrepreneurship and important considerations of developing preclinical and late-phase ADRD trials. The core curriculum will include the following elements:
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early for early consideration.
- Pre-doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a Master's level or higher graduate degree program and have at least a bachelor's degree
- Post-doctoral applicants must have completed a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree
- Applicants must be from an accredited institution
Applicants must submit a full application which contains two parts:
For questions related to the I2SEED Training Program, please contact Jennifer Morris.
This program is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging, grant R25AG078147. This content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging.