Proposals for the 2011 CIMIT Prize or Primary Healthcare are due January 17th. As a reminder, this competition awards $150,000, $100,000 and $50,000 in prizes directly to students to support their work. We will be accepting preliminary applications, in the form of letters of intent, starting January 3rd. The deadline for receipt of the letter of intent is January 17th.
Alll engineering students who may have innovative ideas about technologies that could improve primary healthcare are encouraged to apply. Winning one of these prizes, or even becoming one of the ten Finalists, can be an enormous boost to a student’s career and a wonderful credit to their academic department.
Entry criteria for this major prize simply require the students to obtain an “Institutional Letter of Support” from a Department Head, business official or Dean at their school. We wanted to alert you to that, and assure you that all that is required is verification on letterhead that the student entrant is indeed a student in good standing and that if he/she wins, that the school will accept the money on behalf of support of the student’s work on the project going forward.
Details of the award can be at www.cimit.org/grants-cimitprize.html and on the Prize flyer http://www.cimit.org/images/grants/cimit-prize-2011.pdf As background, the announcement of the winners of last year’s awards can be found at http://www.cimit.org/grants-cimitprize.html . The first step for an entrant is the generation of a two-page preliminary description by January 17th, 2011. From those, ten Finalists will be chosen by CIMIT, and each of those will receive $10,000 from us to use in their work toward a full final entry due in June. The three major winners will then be chosen and the funds transmitted to your institutional official for stewardship.
We appreciate your help in promulgating news of this opportunity, as this may be of interest to one or more graduate or undergraduate students in any engineering department or bioengineering program.