Friday, January 15, 2021

Apply for the Taylor Student Project Fund to receive up to $500 to kickstart your project prototype

Do you have a great idea but need some money to get started? Apply to receive up to $500 from the Taylor Student Project Fund for a chance to have your personal project funded!
Apply for personal project funding!

Do you have a great idea but need some money to get started? University of Minnesota CSE students can apply to receive up to $500 from the Taylor Student Project Fund for to fund a personal project prototype. 

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.

Requirements and qualifications:
  • Applicants must currently be enrolled as undergraduate students in CSE.
  • Applicants may only apply once per semester. 
  • Project proposals cannot be related to student group projects, research, or coursework.
  • Strongly preferred: Projects should use prototyping equipment in the Anderson Student Innovation Labs. 
  • Strongly preferred: Projects should have some educational value or novel aspect for the applicant. 
  • Strongly preferred: Projects should contain original work as much as possible. CAD models, code, PCBs, art, music, etc. should all be original designs.
A panel of CSE staff and faculty will review the applications and award funds based on the following criteria: 
  • Educational value: Will the applicant learn something from this project? Is the project related to their major? 
  • Project scope/viability: How much experience does the applicant have? What is the project end goal and how much is the applicant trying to achieve during this round of funding? 
  • Originality: Is the project mostly original work or is the applicant just following an online tutorial?
For more information or questions, contact Anderson Student Innovation Labs manager Ben Guengerich at bguenger@umn.edu.

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