By: Jennifer Rocha

Open to Southern California-based innovators at research institutes and universities. Deadline is January 28, 2013

This program is intended to provide fellowship awards to accelerate the commercialization of novel clean energy technologies developed within research institutes and universities throughout the Southern California region.
Selected science and engineering graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from local universities or research institutes will each be awarded a von Liebig fellowship of $40,000 to be used to support one, or more than one, graduate student and/or postdoctoral researcher on the selected project. The von Liebig Fellows will collaborate with MBA Innovation fellows from either the Rady School of Management at UCSD or San Diego State University and will receive business mentoring from the von Liebig Center’s Technology and Business Advisors (worth an estimated $15,000) providing practical training on technology commercialization.

To learn more about the application process, visit