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Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Grant

Description: The Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recognizes the important achievements of inventors and has created the InvenTeams initiative, a grant program that focuses exclusively on STEM education. The InvenTeams program encourages hands-on engagement and the application of science, technology, education and mathematics concepts to the solving of real-world problems. Teams of students and teachers apply for InvenTeams grant by finding a timely and relevant societal issue, and conceptualizing an technological invention that can help solve that problem. Up to 15 teams are chosen to receive grants that help fund the actual invention of their idea.

Award: up to $10,000

Key Dates

  • Initial application opens: October 27, 2020
  • Initial application deadline: April 5, 2021
  • Finalist teams develop their final applications: Summer 2021
  • Final application deadline: September 2021
  • Up to 15 InvenTeams announced: October 2021
  • Invention development by InvenTeam grantees: October 2021-June 2022
  • EurekaFest for InvenTeam grantees: mid-June 2022