Penn Center for Innovation

Application Criteria



tomasWe are seeking highly-talented, scientifically-trained graduate students to assist in managing Penn’s invention portfolio.

Graduate (Masters/PhD/MBA) students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Research Staff from medicine, engineering, chemistry, business, and computer science are encouraged to apply.

Must have support from advisor/supervisor to engage in the program as well as U.S. employment eligibility.

Selection for this program will be based on:

• Academic performance
• Scientific / technical background
• Relevant experience in business or commercial environments preferred
• Interest in technology transfer

Applications for May 2016 are now being accepted.


Application Process



Application Due: 28 February


Application Documents

The application process requires a number of documents. You need to have these ready to be uploaded as part of your application process. Since the application form can only be submitted once, we strongly recommend that you prepare these documents ahead of time and have them stored on your computer BEFORE filling the online application.

The documents fall into four categories:

Proceed to Application Form