Fellows Program

Become a fellow with MSIP to gain experience in technology development and commercialization.

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About the Fellows Program

The MSIP Fellows Program is designed to educate and engage early-career scientists, attorneys, and/or business professionals who have strong interests in the commercialization process of new therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices or digital health technologies to the worldwide patient population. If successfully completed, the fellow will be prepared to leverage their expertise in science, business and law to help drive research discoveries to the marketplace. The two-phase scheme will train participants in the various aspects of technology commercialization.

Part I: Scholars Bootcamp

Participants will be engrossed in a holistic approach through the Scholars Bootcamp, discovering the fundamentals of technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Using a case study approach, participants will learn concepts including contract negotiation, targeted market research, development of technology assessments, prior art searches, examination of commercial potential, investment strategies, business modeling, and product development. The Bootcamp will run from September 14 to December 14, 2023.

Part II: Immersive Program

Following the Scholars Bootcamp, select participants will be invited to the Immersive Program, where participants will work directly with MSIP experts. Participants will be matched to one of six specially-designed tracks that will provide hands-on experience:

  • Business Development
  • Technology Transactions
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Finance & Operations
  • Marketing & Outreach
  • Alliance Management
  • New Ventures

Why Should I Apply?

Fellows will benefit from a variety of activities and resources, including:

Training in commercializing scientific research

Exposure to business development and law

Enhancement of analytical skills

Interactions with industry thought leaders

Application Process

The application process for the 2023-2024 Program is now closed. Please check back on this page for updates.


Candidates must have:

  • A strong technical background in the biological sciences, physical sciences, or engineering
  • Obtained, or in the process of obtaining, an advanced degree in science, business or law
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of technology commercialization, intellectual property, licensing or entrepreneurship
  • Strong communication, organizational and computer skills
  • Availability of 6 – 10 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months (for select participants, another 3 – 4 months for the Immersive Program)

Successful applicants will also be required to complete a non-disclosure agreement, Mount Sinai Volunteer Services application and background check/health evaluation prior to joining the program.

Contact Us

For more information or questions, feel free to contact Juan Quijano, PhD, Manager of Education & Entrepreneurship, at juan.quijano@mssm.edu or Dov Shamir, PhD, Senior Manager of Entrepreneurship, at dov.shamir@mssm.edu.

Video Gallery

MSIP Fellows Info Session

Tune in to the recording of the MSIP Fellows Info Session and learn everything you need to know about the program, plus tips for an outstanding application.

MSIP Chats With Suchie Bhattacharyya

The Innovation Exchange features former fellow Suchie Bhattacharyya, PhD, as she chats about what she learned through the MSIP fellowship program and how it helped her discover the right career path. 

The Innovation Exchange: Fellows Chat

MSIP’s Cynthia Cleto sits down with Brandon Hogstad, a former fellow, who shares his experiences from the program.

Meet Former Fellow Brandon

Get the inside scoop and discover the benefits of the MSIP Fellows Program from Brandon Hogstad.