Call for Applications: Chwang-Seto Innovation Fellowships Program
Application deadline is October 29, 2023@ 11:59 PM ET, with project start date of January 3, 2024.
The Chwang-Seto Innovation Fellowships Program supports the recipient and the team on the development of a technology in order to bring it closer to the marketplace and allow the fellow to gain further knowledge and experience in business and technology commercialization. Up to $50,000 is awarded as a grant to the Principal Investigator with 80% minimum in stipend/salary going to the eligible McGill Faculty of Engineering PhD student or post-doctoral fellow to carry out the project full-time within 1 year maximum. This program is made possible thanks to the Chwang-Seto families, in honour of the late Ronald Chwang (B.Eng.'72, D. Sc.'12), a pioneering entrepreneur and venture capitalist who served on the Faculty of Engineering Advancement Board.
- Advance the technology from a minimum of TRL3 to TRL5 or higher in conjunction with targeted market needs/opportunities.
- Significantly increase the likelihood of creating a McGill spinoff company or licensing the technology to an existing company.
- Provide an opportunity for the inventors to focus on the development of their invention while acquiring business and technology commercialization skills as part of the innovation process.