AUTM Developing Economies Scholarship

The global network of members of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) covers more than 350 universities, research institutions, teaching hospitals and government agencies as well as hundreds of companies involved with managing and licensing innovations derived from academic and nonprofit research. AUTM provides professional development and networking opportunities for technology transfer professionals at all career levels and from established and newly forming organizations worldwide. AUTM provides resources for members including survey reports, professional development courses, a comprehensive training manual, peer-reviewed journal and a worldwide community of peers with expertise in all areas of intellectual property management.

The scholarships are available to support the professional development of up to five early career technology transfer professionals working in developing countries. One scholarship is reserved for qualifying applicants from LDCs. The support from the AUTM Foundation under the scholarship is to a maximum of US$4,000, 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.

Utilization by LDCs:

In 2012, a researcher from Ethiopia received the scholarship.

Available smooth transition procedures:


  1. AUTM Developing Economies Scholarship
  2. Scholarships for New Technology Transfer Professionals from Developing Economies