National I-Corps Program

GW is proud to lead many regional, national, and international initiatives around the I-Corps program.

While the program is now expanding beyond NSF to all major research-funding agencies in the United States, the primary program remains NSF’s seven-week intensive lean start-up National I-Corps cohort. 

For questions about the national I-Corps program and before you apply, please contact Bob Smith, Director, I-Corps at GW

NSF National I-Corps Resources:

How to Apply to the National NSF I-Corps Program

Teams that successfully complete a DC I-Corps Regional Introductory Workshop may be eligible to apply for the national NSF I-Corps program. Those accepted into the national program receive $50,000 to assist with customer discovery and to cover the expenses of all team members attending the opening and closing workshops.

Please refer to the below process guide regarding how to apply to the National NSF I-Corps Teams program.

Nomination process guide