Harvard OTD Business Development Fellowship

If you are interested in a career in technology transfer, intellectual property, or business development, this fellowship will provide a practical introduction to the skills necessary to be successful in these fields.

To be eligible, applicants must be Harvard Ph.D. students or postdocs and must have completed qualifying exams. All fellows must be able to commit five hours per week for one year. Selected fellows will be required to attend OTD's Bench-to-Business Boot Camp on May 1 – 2, 2019.

Important recruitment dates (2019)

Please note, these dates reflect revisions made in January 2019.

  • January 25: Applicants express intent to apply for the Fellows program by submitting a résumé and cover letter to Tyler Brown, senior fellow

  • February 1: A select group of applicants will be asked to complete a case study

  • February 18: Completed case study due

  • March 11: Next-round interviewees notified

  • Week of March 25: Interviews conducted

  • April 3: Accepted Fellows notified

  • May 1-2: Bench-to-Business Boot Camp takes place at Harvard Medical School

  • Mid-May: Work begins

How to apply

Interested PhD students and postdocs should submit a résumé and cover letter to senior fellow Tyler Brown, expressing interest in the OTD Business Development Fellows program, by January 25. OTD will then provide a select group of applicants with a commercialization case study on February 1, to be completed by February 18.

Questions? Please contact Tyler Brown at tylerbrown@g.harvard.edu.