The UMass LIFT Program

The UMass Lowell Innovative Fellows Training Program (LIFT) is an experiential biotech and medtech learning opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of aging and aging-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

We're thrilled to share the inaugural members of the 2024 LIFT Program, which includes students from Babson College,  Brown University and Harvard.


What is the LIFT Program?

LIFT aims to provide more diverse career opportunities for early-career scientists working in the aging space who are interested in entrepreneurship. The program is a paid, semester-long commitment (in addition to academic research responsibilities).

LIFT fellows will gain business skills including competitive analysis, analytical marketing, regulatory strategy, reimbursement strategy, intellectual property and other legal matters, and financing a venture.

Program Details

- 14 sessions during the UML Spring academic semester, January 16th – April 26th
- Time commitment is approximately 2 hours per week for 14 weeks; approximately 6-8 hours for the final pitch event not including travel. Dates and times for weekly seminars will be determined based on accepted students' availability.
- Mentorship and networking with biotech companies
- Travel to Lowell, Massachusetts, for the final event will be required and a $1,000 per person reimbursement will be provided
- Fellowship stipend per trainee is $2,016

The program will end with an in-person pitch event at UMass Lowell on April 25th. Keep an eye out for information on how you can join us!