Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen Penn’s commitment under the Penn Compact 2020 to innovation, the President’s Innovation Prize will provide a graduating senior, or team of graduating seniors, $100,000 (plus a $50,000 living stipend per team member) to envision and implement an innovative, commercial venture that makes a positive difference in the world.
Full application details — including a link to a mandatory pre-application form that will trigger an automated email to your Penn project mentor — are available on the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships’ website: https://www.curf.upenn.edu/prizes. Contact CURF (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
To assist interested students, CURF will be welcoming back to campus in the coming days and weeks several past recipients. These sessions with past recipients are excellent opportunities to hear directly from recent graduates who were in your shoes just a short time ago. The sessions will be held on the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, October 30, from 5-6 p.m. (CURF Fireside Lounge, room 200, ARCH Building) with 2019 Prize recipients Katherine Sizov and Malika Shukurova of Strella Biotechnology
- Friday, November 8, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. (CURF Fireside Lounge) with 2018 Prize recipients Rui Jing Jiang and Brandon Kao of Avisi Technologies
- Thursday, November 14, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (CURF Fireside Lounge) with 2019 Prize recipient Michael Wong of InstaHub