The Student Innovation Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2017-18 academic year. This program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, and the FIT Student Government Association. Innovation grants are intended to provide students with support for collaboration on projects that cross academic disciplines and stretch intellectual and artistic boundaries.
The program launched in 2016 and awarded the first grant to FIT Hives, in support of a documentary that was created by students from all three of our undergraduate schools, and that was premiered during Sustainability Awareness Week in September. The documentary was the culmination of the Innovation Grant phase of their project, which has grown into a bigger collaborative effort that will bring rooftop beehives to FIT through the students’ participation in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) program.
Now it is time to see what the next group of innovative minds will bring, and faculty and staff are encouraged to help promote this opportunity to students. The college would like to fund one to three projects in an amount between $1,000 and $3,000.
The application deadline is Friday, March 17. To further assist students, there will be a series of information sessions in the coming weeks. In addition to giving students the particulars about the proposal process itself, these sessions are designed to give students opportunities to brainstorm ideas and meet prospective collaborators.
Spring Innovation Grant information sessions:
Monday, February 13, 5:30–6:30 pm, Feldman Center, Room C205
Monday, March 6, 5:30–6:30 pm, Feldman Center, Room C205
Tuesday, March 7, 1–2 pm, Conference Center, Seminar Room 5
For more information about the grant, click here.