Recognizing Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Today's young inventors are tomorrow's technological and entrepreneurial leaders.
The Lemelson-MIT Program expanded its prestigious Collegiate Student Prize program to the National Collegiate Student Prize Competition. The prize competition is supported by The Lemelson Foundation and is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students. Applicants can submit their inventions in the following two inaugural categories that represent significant sectors of the economy:
The “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
“Cure it!” will reward students working on technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare.
The “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
“Use it!”will reward students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices and tools.
Inventions can address opportunities in both developed and developing economies.
- $15,000 to the winning graduate student in each of the two prize categories
- $10,000 to the winning undergraduate team in each of the two prize categories
- A national media campaign and exposure to investment and business communities
- A trip to MIT for an award celebration in June 2014
To see past winners of the (previously-named) Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prize, whose work demonstrates the type of projects Lemelson-MIT is looking for please visit our Winners' Circle
Eligibility Requirements | Selection Process | Application Guidelines | FAQs