RSP announces new 'Innovation Training Fellowships' program

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (RSP) has announced a new university-wide student summer research fellowship program aimed at supporting translation of Western research discoveries into real-world products and solutions.

Western Innovation Training Fellowships provide a full-time graduate/undergraduate summer stipend as well as funding for one year of research costs, combined with structured training for Fellows and their faculty Mentors in solution-focused innovation, technology commercialization and STEM entrepreneurship. The goals of the program, which is funded by a grant from the Washington Research Foundation, are to support new scientific discoveries, build institutional capacity for accelerating translation of the products of Western research into practice, and inclusively expand student engagement in research.

Interested faculty and students are encouraged to attend an information session on Friday, Dec. 8, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Haggard Hall 222 (adjacent to the Kitto Graduate Student Hub in Wilson Library) which will describe the program, the innovation training curriculum, and how to apply. Applications are due by Jan. 16, 2024.

For more information see Western Innovation Training Fellowship | Research and Sponsored Programs.