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About the LifeArc-AUTM Fellows Programme

The one-year LifeArc-AUTM Fellows Programme equips academic life scientists, at the graduate or post-doctoral level, with the skills and knowledge to transition into careers in technology transfer through a curriculum that combines formal training with networking, mentoring and practical experience in the field. Past fellows have gone on to prominent technology transfer roles – find out more about their experiences on the programme via the links below:

2020-2021 Fellows

2019-2020 Fellows

2018-2019 Fellows

2017-2018 Fellows

Fellows are expected to commit to time outside of their current positions and will be sponsored to attend two major AUTM meetings. Where possible, assistance will be provided to secure an eight-week internship in a technology transfer office.


  • An academic scientist at the graduate or post-doctoral in the life sciences
  • Have little (less than one year) or no direct work experience in technology transfer
  • Determined in learning to apply skills in technology transfer beyond employment in academia and industry
  • Aptitude for describing complex scientific information in accessible terms and ability to quickly grasp new scientific concepts
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate confidently and effectively with academic staff, all levels of management and companies
  • Competence in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


Please complete the application form below to be considered for the LifeArc–AUTM Fellows Programme for 2022-23.

Closing date: July 3, 2022

The 2022-3 Fellowship year will commence on Monday 22 August 2022. If you are able to start on this date, and you fulfil the requirements as outlined in the eligibility criteria please apply by midnight (UK time) on 3 July 2022 using the form below.

Your application will need to include a brief (500 words) statement describing your interests in the academic technology transfer profession and the potential value of this knowledge to your current career objectives.

You will also need two brief letters of recommendation in support of your application from your employer (or your advisor if you are a graduate student applicant) and a professional colleague. Letters may be sent separately but they must be received by the application deadline of midnight (UK time) on 3 July 2022.


  • Two year’s AUTM membership, plus access to AUTM’s Technology Transfer Practice Manual and 90 +Webinars
  • One year ASTP membership
  • Attendance at specialised training courses delivered by experts
  • Access to wide network of technology transfer professionals
  • Attendance to a unique Technology Transfer Speaker Series delivered by global experts
  • Guidance and support throughout the programme
  • Potential to participate in a four-week internship in an academic technology transfer office in the United States or Europe, during the summer 2023.

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