The UConn IDEA Grant funds undergraduate students with innovative ideas in all majors on all campuses. The program is a part of UConn’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium, a coalition of UConn programs, initiatives, activities, funding, and courses dedicated to helping students’ ideas succeed. The Office of Undergraduate Research who sponsors the IDEA Grants has partnered with OPIM Innovate to gain students with creative minds and driven attitudes. The $4,000 grant will be an exceptional way for students to work through prototypes in the OPIM Innovate space. If you or a team of UConn students has an original research project, a product to develop, an entrepreneurial venture, or any innovative idea, this is the perfect opportunity to turn it into a reality. Successful projects in the past have ranged from creating prosthetic limbs, promoting diversity in education, and attacking xenophobia in America through print making. Each of these projects were accomplished by students with different majors and interests, but the general subjects were, and should be, personally meaningful and engaging.
Applications are open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, in good standing, pursuing a bachelor’s degree. If you need help preparing your application, two workshops are being held in Rowe 420 at 4 pm on Monday Feb. 26 and Tuesday Feb. 27th. The office also holds office hours on Thurs., Mar. 8th, 1:00-4:00pm, Rowe 409 and Fri., Mar. 9th, 1:00-4:00pm, Rowe 409.
Application Deadline: March 12, 2018
For more information visit: https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/idea/