Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

This is a great opportunity from Lemelson-MIT for students to fund and continue to develop existing prototypes.

“The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, is a national invention competition that recognizes individual graduate students who have tested prototypes of two or more inventions and teams of undergraduate students with a tested prototype of one invention. We are once again conducting our nationwide search for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.

The competition recognizes students at any U.S. college or university who have tested prototypes of technology-based inventions in healthcarefood/water and agriculture, transportation and mobilityand consumer devices. Inventions are not limited to class projects or thesis work, and any side/personal projects could also be considered. Patents are encouraged but not required. In each of the four categories, graduate students are awarded $15,000 and undergraduate teams are awarded $10,000.

The initial application deadline is September 27, 2019. Students can begin filling out the application now and complete details about the application process and eligibility requirements are available here.”

For questions or advice on how best to complete your application, you can get in touch with Janell Ciemiecki, Awards Program Administrator, at janellc@mit.edu. If you know a student who would be a good fit for this competition, you can refer them here.