VentureWell Course and Program Grants for Science and Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Sponsor Deadline: 

Nov 3, 2021

Internal Deadline: 

Sep 28, 2021


VentureWell (fka National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance NCIIA), Lemelson Foundation

UI Contact: 

VentureWell Course & Program (C&P) Grant Guidelines (fall 2021)
Limited to no more than two proposals per institution per cycle.
University of Iowa applicants are asked to refer to:

Course & Program  C&P grant proposals should include plans to create or improve an individual course, course sequence, minor, major, certificate program, or other co- and extracurricular programs that are directly tied to and support innovation and entrepreneurship I&E-focused curriculum. Focus may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • General (science- and technology-based) entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable technologies (new materials, clean tech, green energy and chemistry innovation)
  • Climate change solutions (technology to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change), especially technologies that support communities most impacted by climate change
  • Biomedical and healthcare innovation
  • Technologies that address poverty alleviation and basic human needs