Friday, May 1, 2009

NIHOF Collegiate Inventors Competition

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has an excellent invention competition for both undergraduate and graduate student inventors. If you know of a worthy student project, please encourage them to apply.

The 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition is now accepting applications! This prestigious program shines a spotlight on deserving researchers and innovators early in their careers in an effort to provide support and inspiration to those who have tremendous potential to make the world healthier, the economy stronger, and the planet safer.    Go for more information and to download the application.

Grand Prize $25,000

Top Undergraduate Prize $15,000

Top Graduate Prize $15,000

Up to 12 Finalists will be selected to advance to the final judging round.   Each will 1) receive an all-expense trip to the final judging round and awards ceremony 2) meet and present their work to a distinguished panel of judges and 3) receive a $2000 cash prize per team. Advisors to the Grand Prize, Top Undergraduate and Top Graduate Prize winners will also be awarded a cash prize.  The presenting sponsors of this year’s Competition are the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Abbott Fund.

You can find an informational brochure on the 2009 CIC at:  You can view video from last year's Award's ceremony at

Questions?  Please email or call Joyce Ward  at 800.968.4332, ext. 6951 for guidance on the advisor requirement, invention summary, the patent search or any other parts of the application. Not sure whether your project is actually an "invention", call or email

Don't miss this incredible opportunity. All applications must be postmarked by June 16, 2009.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Erin-Michael. The deadline should be June 16, 2009.

Unknown said...

Good catch. Thanks. EMG