Who can apply?
The fellowship is open to all UChicago students completing either undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Eligible applicants are those who plan to work on their startups as their main professional activity after graduation. Applicants who have accepted and/or deferred job offers will not be eligible for PF3. The Polsky Center expects to award up to 7 fellowships.
In order to qualify, an applicant’s business should be at a point where it has received credible traction and the entrepreneur must demonstrate that he/she is fully committed to working on the business for the foreseeable future. Applicants should have:
- An incorporated business
- A live product/service and paying customers
- A full-time focus on their startup venture (minimum 40 hours per week)
- Good academic standing with a 2.33 GPA or better
- A graduation date between December 2019 and December 2020