The following grant programs are administered (partially or in full) by Biodesign. Each of these is to the benefit of the Stanford community, outside applicants are not permitted.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers an educational program called the Innovation Corps (I-Corps), which is designed to foster technology entrepreneurship. I-Corps awards selected teams $50,000 to explore technology entrepreneurship and commercialization in an intensive, hands-on way.

Teams accepted into the program must contain three people:
· Principal investigator - usually a Stanford faculty member or researcher who has received NSF funding within the past five years;
· Entrepreneurial lead - typically a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar;
· Business mentor - with experience in technology or business model innovation.

Additionally, each team member must commit a minimum of 15 hours per week to the program, which offers a combination of in-person “bootcamp” training and webinars over the course of a seven-week period.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Taryn Upchurch at Also, you can get more information about I-Corps by watching a video or participating in a webinar on the first Tuesday of each month.