Ideation Grant

The Idea Grant Competition

The Idea Grant Competition is an annual competition for Faculty and Graduate Students that have invented something at UC Merced. This competition is a platform for inventors to put forth compelling opportunities that could be enabled by the implementation of their research. 


The Application Process

The application process focuses on applied goals of specific research programs and potential applications of results.The applicants will be judged in two separate stages by a panel of experienced entrepreneurs drawn from the UC Merced Venture Lab Mentor community.

Stage 1: Online Application 
The first stage of the Idea Grant Competition is the Online Application.
This application is available here: online application.
Application Deadline: September 26, 2017 
Stage 2: Poster Competiton

Applicants selected from the first round will be invited to move on to the second round poster competition. To be considered for the final award, an Invention Disclosure filed with the Office of Business Development will be required.


Important Date and Deadlines:

Deadline to apply online : September 26, 2017  

Selected applicants notified of acceptance into the competition : October 2, 2017

Poster Session and Awards Ceremony in the UC Merced California Room: November 15, 2017

Apply Here.