With support from The Lemelson Foundation, the NCIIA awards
approximately 2 million dollars in grants annually to U.S. colleges and
universities in support of technology innovation and entrepreneurship
with a positive social impact.
and faculty must be part of a member institution to be
considered for a grant.
NCIIA Grant Programs
E-Team grants support commercial outcomes by moving technology
innovations from the idea stage to prototype and eventually to market.
Award amounts are up to $20,000. Annual proposal deadlines are in May
and December. Learn more
and Program grants are awarded to colleges and universities to
improve existing programs or build new programs in invention,
innovation, and technology entrepreneurship. Award amounts are up to
$50,000. Annual proposal deadlines are in May and December. Learn more
Vision funds and supports transformational educational
programs where breakthrough technologies are created and commercialized
for the benefit of people living in poverty in the US and abroad.
- Funding. Grant award amounts are up to $50,000. The annual proposal deadline is
in October. Learn
- Training and Mentoring. Sustainable
Vision VentureLab is a 5-day highly experiential workshop designed to
enhance the success of your venture.
Sustainable Vision TeachingLab to expand your knowledge, teaching, and
venture engagement in projects that serve emerging markets. June 13-16,
2011, Colorado State University.
Applying for a
Questions? Contact us! We welcome the
opportunity to talk with small groups of students and/or faculty via
phone or skype regarding our grants programs and additional NCIIA
resources. Contact a member of the grants team for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCIIA provides resource and experimental grants for new initiatives that will develop into useful resources for
the NCIIA community and beyond. In addition, sponsorship grants go to organizations that share similar objectives and are
targeted towards events related to technology entrepreneurship. These
grants are provided on a case-by-case basis, by written request sent to email@example.com.