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United States Studies Centre Fellowships in Innovation for Australian Students at Stanford

Study Subject : Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Employer :  United States Studies Centre

Level : Holding a PhD degree or Postdoctoral fellow

The United States Studies Centre Fellowships in Innovation provide for Australian PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in Stanford University’s Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship in June-July 2011.

The Fellowships have been established by the US Studies Centre Program on Innovation to provide the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship for young Australian researchers in the stimulating environment of Stanford University and Silicon Valley, the hub of innovation in the United States.

The four-week Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship is conducted by faculty of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

It employs a combination of lectures, entrepreneurial projects, small group discussions, guest entrepreneurs and workshops to provide a comprehensive understanding of business fundamentals and the process of launching a new venture.

Participants work in teams on new business projects throughout the program and present their final proposals to a panel of venture capitalists.

Up to five US Studies Centre Fellowships in Innovation at Stanford will be awarded by the US Studies Centre in 2011 to Australian citizens in science, engineering or medicine who are interested in starting an innovative business.

The Fellowships are intended to cover 80% of the program tuition fee and on-campus.Fellowships will be awarded on merit by the US Studies Centre to researchers at Australian institutions who succeed in gaining admission to the SIE Program.

The scholarship is valued at $8,000 (tax exempt).

United States Studies Centre Fellowships Application Deadline : 15  March  2011