What is the UConn TIP Innovation Fellowship?

The UConn TIP Innovation Fellowship pairs students with University startup companies and allows them to participate in mentored summer research fellowships within STEM or business. More than 45 startups in UConn’s Technology Incubation Program (TIP) work to develop and commercialize new technologies in areas such as diagnostics, digital health, medical devices, software, pharmaceuticals, and more. On top of receiving mentorship, students can attend weekly seminars and possibly intern/work part-time with the company they are matched with.  

How TIP Works: 

By matching resources, research facilities, and business support services at UConn to a network of entrepreneurs, UConn’s technology incubation program helps startup companies transform their respective markets.  

FAQs and Requirements: 

To apply, you must be a UConn undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent alumnus with a business or STEM major/degree. Students have the chance to express interest in certain companies but there is no guarantee that they will be matched with them. Companies are based in Storrs, Farmington, or Stamford. Housing and meals are not provided, however, this is a paid fellowship and undergraduates will earn $4,000 and graduates $5,000. It is a ten-week long program. U.S. Citizenship or Connecticut residency is not required! 

How To Get Started: 

Click here for more information about the TIP Innovation Fellowship and how to apply when the next cycle is open. In the meantime, you can contact tip.fellowships@gmail.com with any questions. You can also subscribe to hear about educational seminars and networking events using this forum: https://mailchi.mp/uconn.edu/tcs-events

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By Jessica Esposito
Jessica Esposito