MSI Connect

MSI Connect

Seeking Aspiring and Experienced Entrepreneurs

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About the Program

Brookhaven Lab's MSI Connect is a summer fellowship for MSI students and alumni to work with DOE lab tech, offering entrepreneurial skills and a chance at $75k in Phase II funding at a New York event.


Application Deadline
Start Date
Program Length
16 Weeks
Program Highlights

The Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Connect Platform, spearheaded by Brookhaven National Laboratory, is an immersive summer fellowship for MSI undergraduate, graduate students and alumni to work in collaborative teams paired with Department of Energy (DOE) lab technology. The fellowship is a training program, intended to build entrepreneurial skills and knowledge around technology transfer and commercialization, as well as to create a pipeline of entrepreneurial talent to transition into the DOE landscape. Successful fellowship teams will have an opportunity to secure up to $75,000 in follow on funding in Phase II at the Final Pitch Event at Brookhaven National Lab in New York.

Week 1: On Site Bootcamp

Weeks 2-8: Virtual Programming

Week 9: On Site Pitch Event

Phase I Funding: $12,900 Summer Fellowship Stipend

Phase I Fellows receive a stipend for 9 weeks. Fellows will build entrepreneurial skills and knowledge around technology transfer and commercialization.

Phase II Funding: $75,000 Seed Grant​

Phase II teams will spend 12 months in immersive programming aimed at venture creation.

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A Deeper Dive

Applicants Must Be:

- Enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are at least 18 years of age

- U.S citizens

- Majoring in any of the following programs: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Business, Entrepreneurship, and/or Innovation


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