Award Amount: $500,000
Number of Awards: Not known
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Winner Announcement: January 19, 2018
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is pleased to announce Lemelson-MIT Student Prize to honor promising collegiate inventors around the country.This prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use or has a high probability of being adopted. It’s purpose to serve as an inspiration to young people, through their creativity, outreach or mentoring activities.
The Lemelson Foundation was established in the early 1990s by prolific inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy. To date, the Foundation has made grants totaling over $200 million in support of its mission.
To be considered for an award, an application must:
- Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Be mid-career, which is defined as having received their bachelor’s degree no more than twenty-five years ago.
- Be the primary inventor of two or more granted U.S. patents, one of which is a product or process that has been commercialized or has potential or realized adoption.
Instructions for Applying:
To apply, the candidates can enter online by submitting their email through the given link: https://lemelsonmit.slideroom.com/#/login/program/35756/oa1mki7hNJ
Briefly, explain why your nominee should be recognized and rewarded. Summarize your nominee’s major technologically inventive accomplishments and why he/she is being nominated for the prize.
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume: 5-page limit, 12-point font.
- Patent Documentation (2 granted US patents): Two complete abstracts of granted patents for which the nominee is the primary inventor. Include patent number, title and authors listed in the order they appear.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will provide an award up to $500,000. The winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize will choose by two independent screening committees composed of MIT faculty review the nominations and select finalists for the prize.
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