How to Apply for SPARK

Spark your entrepreneurial spirit with SPARK

SPARK LogoSPARK offers aspiring change-makers at Brandeis the support they need to turn their vision into reality. Through SPARK, Brandeis innovators will work on exploring the viability of their research and ideas while building the basis of what can come to be game-changing solutions.

Participating in SPARK will give you opportunities to:

as well as be eligible to apply for seed funding for your startup idea. 

Each year, up to $50,000 in SPARK funding is divided among the most promising projects. The amount of funding is commensurate with the scope of the project and is distributed based on achievement of project milestones. 

Sign Up to Participate in SPARK

Signups are now open for SPARK trainings. If you would like to learn more about entrepreneurship, join us for a series of lectures and workshops on key innovation skills that can help turn your idea into a successful venture. These sessions are open to all members of the Brandeis community.

Learn More and Register

Marshall Chang

Marshall Chang, BA/MA '17, won 2017's SPARKTank competition and went on to MassChallenge, one of the world's leading startup accelerators.

Want an Idea of What Types of Projects Win SPARK Grants?

Check out the teams that won and participated in SPARK for the 2018 academic year. 

See the Current Cohort's Projects