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Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship (IPERF) program

Posted by on Monday, October 25, 2021 in Announcements .

We still have open positions and are looking to fill up to 14 postdoctoral awards through end of February 2022 within the Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship (IPERF) program at high-tech startups distributed throughout the United States. IPERF addresses a national need to accelerate small business innovation in support of federal government research by providing start-ups with doctoral level expertise in STEM while training the postdocs in high-tech entrepreneurship. Over 400 host companies are NSF approved, SBIR Phase II start-ups. IPERF’s focus is on candidates who are early-stage postdoctoral scholars. Women, underrepresented minorities in the sciences & engineering, or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Fellows serve a one-year research appointment within a small business research enterprise funded by NSF. The IPERF Program offers a competitive package which includes a $78,000/year, health care insurance, $3,600 relocation allowance, and up to $2,000 professional development training allowance. For more information, please see our website at  or check our short video  Additional prerequisites: PhD in a STEM discipline. Fellow must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.

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