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Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

The 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize application has an upcoming deadline of September 25, 2020

The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize recognizes students at any U.S. college or university who have tested prototypes of technology-based inventions in healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation and mobility, and consumer devices and products. Teams of undergraduate students must apply with one invention and individual graduate students must apply with two or more inventions. 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, undergraduate team winners are awarded $10k and graduate student winners are awarded $15k. In addition, winners receive a national media campaign, exposure to investment and business communities, and a paid trip to an awards celebration.

The online initial application has minimal requirements and is due by September 25, 2020. Students should review our Application Info Packet for complete details about the application process and eligibility requirements. Click here for more information to apply.