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Eligibility Requirements

The Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition is open to teams of inventive undergraduates and individual graduate students. Applicants submit their inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy, which could be reimagined and improved through invention.

Student applicants must:

  • Be a full-time matriculated student in the Spring semester of 2014
  • Be an undergraduate student-founded and led team from the same university (if applying to the undergraduate prize). Individual undergraduate students cannot apply without a team.
  • Serve as an inspiration to young people through creativity, outreach or mentoring activities.
  • Own the Intellectual Property of all inventions entered into the competition.
  • Consider environmental sustainability as an important factor in their inventive work.

** Patents are encouraged but not required.**

Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize winners are required to attend EurekaFest - the Lemelson-MIT Program’s annual celebration of the inventive spirit. EurekaFest is a unique, inspiring opportunity for winners to interact with one another and Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams, teams of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

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