Have an innovative project that could make a positive change in the world? Enter in the IDEAS Global Challenge for a chance to secure funding up to $20k per team to make your idea a reality. Teams must be led by a full-time MIT student and must demonstrate that MIT students have made a significant contribution to the innovation.

IDEAS is an annual innovation and social entrepreneurship program for MIT students and their collaborators. IDEAS enables students to apply their MIT education in real-world situations to tackle quality of life issues for people around the world. Grantee teams receive up to $20,000 to launch their projects during a 16-month grant period.

Throughout the academic year, students and their potential collaborators are offered opportunities to meet one another at various events and share their ideas and expertise. Teams take part in an initial proposal review process, which provides feedback, staff support, and potential mentor matching.

Final entries are judged in the spring on their innovation, feasibility, and community impact by a panel of experts who represent the range of subject matter included in the submitted proposals.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2021