Call for Nominations
We invite you to nominate students for the $20,000 Illinois Innovation Award and the $10,000 Fiddler Innovation Fellowship by February 1, 2022.
University of Illinois Award for Excellence in Innovation or Translational Research
The Illinois Innovation Award honors University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students for excellence in cutting-edge innovation or translational research that addresses real-world problems and has the potential to make a significant impact. The winner will receive a monetary award of $20,000 in the form of direct deposit to the student’s University account, and a trophy. The Illinois Innovation Award is awarded by The Grainger College of Engineering through the Technology Entrepreneur Center.
Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Innovation
The Fiddler Innovation Fellowship honors University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign undergraduate students for excellence in addressing cultural, societal, or global challenges with innovative solutions that incorporate the interdisciplinary areas of creativity, art or design, and technology. The innovative solution must have the potential for making a significant impact. The winner will receive an award of $10,000 in the form of direct deposit to the student's University account, and a trophy. The Fiddler Innovation Fellowship is awarded by the Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media (eDream) Institute, which is endowed by Jerry Fiddler and Melissa Alden. eDream is based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
Learn more about how to nominate, eligibility, evaluation criteria, and more.