Applications Open for Fall 2016 Fellows

Faculty: Do you want to help your students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and creative confidence?

Students: Do you want to make a positive impact in your life and the lives of others?

Apply for the University Innovation Fellows program! This program empowers students from all majors to become change agents at their schools. Fellows create learning opportunities for their peers and inspire them to seize opportunities, define problems and address global challenges. They design makerspaces, host experiential events, establish entrepreneurship organizations, work with faculty to develop courses, and serve as advocates for institutional change with academic leaders.

The program has opened the call for applications for the Fall 2016 cohort, and, for the first time ever, students from around the world will have this opportunity. The program is now accepting international applications.


The deadline is May 2 at midnight Eastern time. Apply now »

To provide Fellows with a support network at their schools, each Fellow is required to have a faculty or administrator sponsor, and schools can have teams of up to four Fellows per training cycle called a Leadership Circle. Read more about the application process »

Training and Events
Fellows take part in a 6-week online training and in-person gatherings such as the annual Silicon Valley Meetup to study their school ecosystems and learn from their new network, mentors, and leaders in academia and industry. Learn more »

The University Innovation Fellows network is active and growing; the program has trained 607 Fellows from 143 schools and is now welcoming students from countries around the world. After Epicenter’s NSF grant ends, Fellows will benefit from the community and connections program’s new home at Stanford University’s Read about the program’s transition »

By joining this program, Fellows gain skills that benefit them in their careers. Most importantly, they learn to inspire others and to make a positive, lasting impact in the education of others.

For more information, email Katie Dzugan.

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