faculty grants

get funding and support to pioneer new ways to engage students in sustainable design and technology innovation and entrepreneurship

Receive up to $30k by creating new or transforming existing courses and programs in sustainable technology or sustainable design to help students develop novel inventions and gain entrepreneurial skills to bring these inventions to market.

VentureWell awards faculty grants to colleges and universities for the purpose of strengthening existing curricular programs and/or building new courses and programs in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Through these grant funds, VentureWell supports educational courses or programs at the intersection of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship that lead to the creation and support of student teams working on technology solutions to real-world problems.

Many colleges and universities are lacking the integration of sustainable design principles into courses and programs that teach innovation and entrepreneurship. Because of this, faculty and staff are not aware or do not have the resources to integrate this content into their courses or programs.

In response, VentureWell is pleased to announce a special Spring Faculty Grant opportunity and is seeking proposals for innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs that focus on sustainable technology or sustainable design, including, but not limited to:

  • Sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Cleantech/renewable energy innovation
  • Green design: efficiency, materials selection
  • Green chemistry
  • Novel approaches to integration with materials science, biomedical engineering, or other disciplines


*For this grant cycle, VentureWell is accepting proposals with a focus ONLY on sustainable design or sustainable technology. If you would like to submit a proposal on another topic, please submit to the Fall 2018 cycle.

For complete details on this faculty grant cycle, read the guidelines HERE.

For questions please contact: grants@venturewell.org