Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge

Tufts is pleased to again be invited as one of only a handful of universities from around the world to participate in this year's Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge. Three Tufts graduate students or graduate student teams will be recognized with cash prizes for innovations that target these broad global sustainability challenges. All degree matriculated post-baccalaureate Tufts students (Masters, Ph.D., or Professional Doctorate) are eligible. Each prize will be $10,000 given directly to the winners to be used at their discretion, without regard to their financial aid status.

Applications can describe an innovative concept, device, product, process, or system, and the work must be currently underway or completed during the applicant's tenure at Tufts.

Applicants should address the extent to which their innovation:

  • has significant impact in the focus area,
  • can be scaled,
  • could be implemented,
  • can be evaluated for efficacy,
  • avoids unintended consequences,
  • is interdisciplinary in nature, and
  • is due primarily to intellectual creativity of the applicants, rather than advisors or non-applicant collaborators

For the full announcement, including more information on the application process, selection criteria, and the selection committee, please visit the Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge web page.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2010.


For technical questions or clarifications, contact:
Vincent Manno, Associate Provost

For questions related to application submittal, contact:
Noah Kirksey, Office of the Provost or call 617-627-3931.

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