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Professor Entrepreneur Fellowship

Research Admin Offices:

  • MILO

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Fellowship


Each Professor Entrepreneur will be supported with buyout of teaching of one (one-term) course per year, or equivalent release of duty as determined by their department chairs and faculty deans.


  • DeGroote School of Business
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

February 15, 2024

Sponsor Deadline:

February 15, 2024


Are you a McMaster faculty member and start-up founder seeking more time to focus on your company?

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Office of the Provost have launched a new fellowship program designed to support professors pursuing entrepreneurship.

The Professor Entrepreneur Fellowship releases full-time faculty who have started companies that involve McMaster intellectual property (IP) from teaching one course or equivalent for one year. The fellowship may be renewed for an additional year at a discounted academic rate.

As part of the program, fellows will have the opportunity to engage in entrepreneurship programming and quarterly mentorship and support meetings.


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