Funding Opportunity for Student Projects
The Lemelson-MIT Program is searching nationwide for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the 2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize and up to $15,000 in prizes. The competition recognizes college students from across the country who have invented tested prototypes of tech-based solutions in healthcare, food and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices.
- Be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the Spring semester of 2017 at a U.S. college or university. Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible.
- $10K Undergraduate Team Prize: Undergrad founded and led team of two - five students with a tested prototype of one invention that fits into one of the Student Prize categories.
- $15K Individual Graduate Prize: Graduate students (masters or doctoral) who have been the lead/primary inventor of at least two inventions with tested prototypes. One invention must fit into one of the Student Prize categories.
**Patents are encouraged but not required**
The application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5pm ET.