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I-Corps™ at NIH

You’ve created the technology.

Now it’s time to get to business with I-Corps.


2020 Cohort dates now available: NOT-CA-19-067

Apply by January 21, 2020


The I-Corps program provides funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help commercialize your promising biomedical technology. During this 8-week, hands-on program, you’ll learn how to focus your business plan and get the tools to bring your treatment to the patients who need it most.


Program benefits include:

  • Funding up to $55,000 to cover direct program costs
  • Training from biotech sector experts
  • Expanding your professional network
  • Building the confidence and skills to create a comprehensive business model
  • Gaining years of entrepreneurial skills in only weeks.


The upcoming I-Corps sessions will take place February - April 2020 and May - June 2020.


Application Due Date

January 21, 2020

Phone Interview

March 2-6, 2020 (estimated)

Kick-off/Close-out Venue


Course Kick-off

 May 4-7, 2020 (Monday - Thursday)

Web-Ex Courses

Wednesdays, 1-5PM ET

May 13

May 20

May 27

June 3

June 10

June 17

Course Close-out/


June 22-23, 2020 (Monday - Tuesday)

Cohort Size

24 teams



Click here for program eligibility requirements.

APPLY NOW for I-Corps at NIH through PA-19-029. Applications must be received by Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5:00 p.m. your local time.

View slides from the 9/25 I-Corps at NIH Information Session

View sample application cover sheet and sample application excerpt.

For information on how to apply to I-Corps, visit our application information page. And for more information on eligibility, timeline, activities, and funding, visit our FAQ page.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the agency contact at your awarding NIH/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) institute, or send us an email.


For additional application receipt dates, please refer to Guide Notice NOT-CA-19-067.


Updated: December 5, 2019