Innovation Fund Associates are selected from across the University of Chicago ecosystem and commit to two, 12-week investment cycles (Spring and Fall) in addition to four weeks of training in the winter quarter. Each associate is placed into one of five, four-person teams comprised of:
- One Scientist (PhD or PostDoc)
- One MBA Student
- One Law Student
- One College or Other UChicago Student
The Innovation Fund Associates program is an intense, learn-by-doing apprenticeship, and Associates commit to dedicating at least 15-hours per week during each 12-week investment cycle.