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Funding Opportunity for Student Projects

Aug 26 2016

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.

Applicants must:

  • 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.