I-Corps Site Program at UB

Explore the market for your innovative technology.

The I-Corps Program, developed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), teaches researchers and innovators how to evaluate a technology or innovation for the marketplace.

The program is open to all technology areas and provides  faculty, students, UB affiliates and Innovation Hub partners with:

Modest Funding ($1,000–$3,500)

  • Travel to engage with potential customers and learn about the market
  • Attend a conference/trade show to engage with important people in the industry

Training on Market Assessment

  • Tools to assess a market and engage with customers
  • Increases the probability of grant success
  • Discover a market not previously considered

   Entrepreneurial Business Mentoring

  • Learn from entrepreneurial and business experts
  • Learn about customer interviewing techniques
  • Commercialization next steps

The I-Corps Site Program at UB is perfect for:

  • Early-stage projects looking to assess a commercial opportunity
  • SBIR/STTR Phase I applicants/awardees
  • Companies looking to commercialize new technologies
  • Researchers in the process of or have filed an invention disclosure

Learn more and apply today
Limited seats available. Applications due February 7, 2020. Program begins February 20, 2020.

I-Corps is a prerequisite for the Buffalo Innovation Accelerator Fund as it strengthens the proposal by providing insights on the market and commercial potential.

If you are considering or applying to the Accelerator Fund, join our I-Corps Site Program


Ithaca College Diversity Scholar Fellowship

Ithaca College is again offering a Diversity Scholar Fellowship for graduate students considering careers in higher education. The Fellowship provides funding for a four-day visit to Ithaca College to explore the educational environment at Ithaca College and to attend the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, March 26-29, 2020. An announcement describing the Fellowship can be found online here.

STEPS ~ Scholarship lists for students seeking careers in public service

College application season is in full swing. People are busy researching degree options, comparing schools, and above all, trying to figure out how to pay for it all. Here at STEPS, we’re always looking for ways to help students pay for school, especially those who have decided to give back by pursuing a degree and career in public service.

While there are plenty of scholarship lists online, we wanted to make sure students going into public service degree programs had a dedicated, up-to-date resource for finding scholarships. The end result is our new scholarships guide. Students can search, read about, and apply to scholarships in 9 different public service fields, including teaching, criminal justice, public health, and social work. You can review the full scholarship list at the link below. I’ve also included a link to our companion financial aid guide, which covers other funding options for public service students, including earning money through programs such as AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and the TEACH grant.

30 Top Scholarships for Public Service Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/financial-aid/scholarships/
How to Get Financial Aid for Your Public Service Degree: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/financial-aid/

Our goal with these guides is to help more students afford college so they can go on to make a difference in a public service career.

UB Center for Geohazards Studies Research Grant Opportunity

The UB Center for Geohazards Studies is pleased to announce a research grant opportunity for graduate students to support research in any discipline that is related to natural hazards.

All applications materials must be received by  March 1st at 5:00 PM EST. Funds are available for projects to start on July 1, 2020

Eligible individuals must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University at Buffalo and be a member of the Center for GeoHazards Studies.

Proposal Guidelines and Application

GSA Office Winter Break Schedule

The GSA Office Winter Break schedule will be as follow:

  • Office open through Monday, December 16th
  • Office closed Tuesday, December 17th – Monday, January 6th
  • Office on Summer Hours Monday, January 6th – Friday, January 24th
    • Open Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, Closed on Fridays
  • Office closed Monday, January 20th for MLK Jr. Day (University Closed)
  • Regular Business Hours resume Monday, January 27th