Seeking 2023 University Innovation Fellows!

Applications are live for the University Innovation Fellows program 2023 training cycle! The deadline is April 30, 2023.


This application is team-based; students and a faculty champion will work on one application together.

Faculty champions begin an application via our apply page and invite students to complete application materials. Each team member will have access to and be able to complete their piece of the application. Once all materials are completed, the faculty champion will submit the application on behalf of the team. Learn more on our apply page.

Next Steps

The application deadline is April 30, 2023, at midnight Eastern Time. We take several weeks to review the application materials for each school. If all requirements have been met, we will email applicants an invitation to interview in June.

Current Fellows and UIF staff conduct interviews in leadership circles (up to 4 students applying from one school). These interviews are interactive and meant to showcase you as a team, whereas the application is to get to know you individually. If you are the only student applying from your school, you will be interviewed solo. All interviews are conducted by current University Innovation Fellows or team members, and recorded for review.

Once all interviews are completed, we will be in touch about your status with the program. 

Training Dates

Fall 2023 training will take place August 28 – October 15, 2023. Orientation is one hour and will be recorded if you are unable to join due to your time zone. Students as well as faculty champions are welcome to join this orientation call. During the call, you will meet the UIF team and learn about the 6 weeks of online training.

Training will concludes with your public launch as a University Innovation Fellow.

UIF Meetup

The 2023 Fellows will get to experience something new, as our team continues to experiment with how and where we connect with all of you. The 2024 Meetup for this cohort will take place at the University of Twente in the Netherlands! Learn more on our apply page.

HBCU Funding

In February 2021, the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program received a generous donation to fund the participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Students and educators at 60 HBCUs will have their program participation fees waived. Learn more here or email Humera Fasihuddin at

Apply for Fall 2023 UIF training here:

For more information, please visit our frequently asked questions page or contact the team at

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