Activate Fellowship funds fellows a yearly living stipend of $80,000 to $110,000 plus a health insurance stipend and travel allowance. Each project also receives $100,000 of research support at the host laboratory as well as world class labs, mentors and peer support.
Fellows spend two years working to advance a new technology, product, or business aligned with one or more of our industry sectors.
Applicants can be either an individual or up to two technical leaders of an existing team or company. If a project has two leaders that meet the eligibility criteria, both individuals should apply in a single application.
To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants
- Must have a bachelor’s degree and 4+ years post-baccalaureate scientific research, engineering, or technology development experience.
- Must be proposing a project based on an innovation in the physical or biological sciences, or related engineering disciplines.
- Must not have raised more than $2,000,000 in debt or equity funding from non-governmental sources for the proposed project.
Initial and continued support is subject to performance, availability of funds, ability to work in the US, and access to a partner laboratory. Please read the FAQ for more information about potential access limitations.
Fellows receive a yearly living stipend of $80,000 to $110,000 plus a health insurance stipend and travel allowance. This enables them to focus on their project full-time. Each project also receives $100,000 of research support at the host laboratory.