Student Innovation Scholars
  • Graduate Student Innovation Scholars – Pitch Event: L-R: Sheri Williams, Claire Vannelli, Tomi Nano, AbdulWahab Kabani, Gillian Mandich, Adam Paish, Lisa Cechetto (Executive Director, WORLDiscoveries)

  • Graduate Student Innovation Scholars

    Graduate Student Innovation Scholars: Add value to your graduate degree & research...

Graduate Student Innovation Scholars

Looking to add value to your graduate degree and to your research? Join Western’s cohort of Graduate Student Innovation Scholars! Receive a participation award of $1,500. Apply your discipline-specific knowledge and develop expertise in entrepreneurship, commercialization and knowledge transfer with hands-on training. Apply your knowledge. Apply today.

What you bring

• Current Western graduate student

• Evidence of teamwork, creative thinking and presentation skills

• Any translational research, commercialization or entrepreneurship experience


What we offer

• A $1,500 award, one term of training and a certificate of completion

• Expertise in commercialization, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer

• Training for up to three teams of three


How to apply

• Submit your CV, a 200-250-word statement of interest and a cover letter

• Supervisor acknowledgement is strongly encouraged

• Submit your application to


Applications are open now and must be submitted by August 11, 2017.

The program is expected to start the week of September 11, 2017