Apply to join the 2024 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).

Apply by July 15th!

APPLY TODAY

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

- 12 sessions during the UML Fall academic semester, September 12th – December 5th
- Time commitment is approximately 2 hours per week for 12 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 Dec 5th.

Keep an eye out for information on how you can join us!

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 announce the success of our first cohort. In our latest January 2024 cohort, the LIFT Program proudly welcomed students from Babson College, Brown University, and Harvard.



Yanfang Li |Boston University| LIFT Cohort I


The LIFT Program has been instrumental in the growth of my business. The connections I made and the mentorship I received are invaluable. The insights and knowledge I gained have been incredibly beneficial. I highly recommend the LIFT Program to any entrepreneur looking to elevate their business.”  

Berlin Awach | UMass Lowell | LIFT Cohort I

"Participating in the UMass Lowell Innovative Fellows Training (LIFT) Program has been a transformative experience. The program significantly enhanced my skills and perspectives, thanks to the diverse cohort of fellows and outstanding facilitators. Their practical and visionary guidance broadened my network and connected me with professionals committed to driving positive change. I highly recommend the LIFT Program to anyone looking to enhance their leadership skills and foster innovation. It's an invaluable investment in professional growth and a catalyst for making meaningful contributions to your organization and community."