Scholarships for New Technology Transfer Professionals from Developing Economies

The scholarships are available to support the professional development of up to five early career technology transfer professionals working in countries identified as developing economies. The support from AUTM under the scholarship is to a maximum of $4,000 (US), with a requirement that the recipient’s home institution guarantees and contributes at least 20 percent of the total cost of the recipient’s attendance at the nominated course or event. All eligible applicants must be new to the profession and come from not-for-profit institutions in eligible countries. 

How to Apply

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2017 Recipients

Sherif Hegazy, Helwan University Technology Transfer Office
Roxanne Llamzon, University of the Philippines Manila


Past Recipients

2016 Frederick R. Bezuidenhout, North-West University 
William J. Cloete, Innovus Technology Transfer (Pty) Ltd., Stellenbosch University 
Dr. Jeena Joseph, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
Fredrick Matongo​, University of Fort Hare
Naazlene Patel, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
   
2015 Revel Iyer, University of Cape Town
Songphon Munkongsujarit, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Francois Oosthuizen, University of Cape Town
Ignacio Sartori, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET)
   
2014 Marianela Cortes Munoz, University of Costa Rica
Anne Onalethata Gabathuse, Natal
Philip D. Hoekstra,
University of Cape Town
Ilya Khromov, Sevastopol National Technical University
Kowisa Pimolpan, National Science and Technology Development Agency
   
2013 Iclal Arguc, Sabanci University
Elias Drummond, Universidade Estadual de Campinas- UNICAMP-Campinas State University
Zulfaquar Dudhia, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Ronan Izcovich, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET)
JD Labuschagne, Stellenbosch University
   
2012 Paulo Roberto Francischini de Carvalho, UNESP Universidade Estadual Paulista
Camila da Costa Pinto, University of the State of Amazonas
Mary-Ann Chetty, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tesfaye  Abebe Amdie, Hawassa University
Bongani Masombuka, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
   
2011 Aleck Ncube, National University of Science and Technology
Andres Ordoñez, Antonio Nariño University
Nuannapa Santipruksawong, Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute
Alexander Urrutia, Inis Biotech S.A.
Nondwe Zama, South African Medical Research Council
   
2010 Preeda Khositpanich, Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute
David Nguru, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Doris Mary Ellen Peters, Stellenbosch University
Phumuza Edward Langa, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
   
2009 Justin Machini, VACID Africa
   
2008 Carlos Aguiar, Aggeu Magalhaes Research Center
Jacqueline Barnett,
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Guillermo Augusto Mendez R., CreaTech SA
Aletta Johanna Nel,
Stellenbosch University
Marcelo Vasquez, Fundacion Chile
   
2007 Rabogajane Busang, The Medical Research Council of South Africa
Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai, Institute of Agricultural Genetics
Akkharawit Kanjana-Opas, Prince of Songkla University
Saberi Marais,
The Medical Research Council of South Africa
Kajohnsak Rattanajareet, Chulalongkorn University Interellectual Property Institute
   
2006 Anurak  Bannasak, Chulalongkorn University Intellectual Property Institute
Fadia Homaidan, American University of Beirut
Julia Illera, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros
Paola Gamboa, University of Costa Rica
Newton Abel Temu, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute
Jane Payumo, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
   
2005 Yingjie Wu, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Adelani Ogunrinade, University of Technology Jamaica
Mariana Berenstein, Genesica S.A.
Julianne Nadler-Visser, University of Cape Town
Mauricio Javier Gonzalez Paredes, GeneraUC Marketing y Corretaje Tecnologico, DICTUC, Pontificia Universidad