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Awards to Honor Postdoc Entrepreneurs

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) have opened the call for nominations for the 2011 Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur and Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur awards, which recognize exceptional postdocs working to commercialize research. The deadline for nominations for both awards is 27 September 2010, and the deadline for submission of online applications is 4 October 2010.

The Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award recognizes excellence in entrepreneurial performance in the scientific community. The winner will receive a $10,000 honorarium and a travel stipend. Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award will be given to a promising postdoctoral entrepreneur. The winner will receive a $2,500 honorarium and a travel stipend.

Among the criteria to qualify for the Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur award, an individual must hold a doctorate degree, have completed postdoctoral training in the United States, and be the founder or co-founder of a U.S. company that is commercializing or has commercialized the nominee’s intellectual property. A nominee for the Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur award must hold a postdoctoral position or have completed postdoctoral training and be seeking to commercialize intellectual property, among other criteria. See NPA’s awards Web page for all eligibility requirements.

The awards will be presented at the NPA’s 9th Annual Meeting, 25-27 March 2011, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Hat tip: Science Careers Blog

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