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SPARK grant funding program

Brandeis' Spark Program is designed to encourage and support entrepreneurial activity within the Brandeis community, including students (graduate and undergraduate), postdocs, faculty and staff.  The awards are intended to help bring your ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions to life. 

Spark 2021 Program

Do you have an idea for a business, social enterprise, app, or creative project? Participate this year in a unique extracurricular activity: the Spark program. Each week, you will learn about entrepreneurship, develop innovation skills, and meet like-minded people. You will also become eligible to win funding to develop your project - grants range from $1,500 - $5,000. Sound interesting? Check out the full agenda at the link below, and sign up for the Spark program.

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Types of Projects Encouraged to Apply

Spark projects encompass a wide range of non-bench research. Recent Spark projects include:

Projects with social and industry impact across any sector are encouraged to apply. You can check out current Spark projects by clicking the button below:

Current SPARK Projects

Benefits of Spark:

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