THE COLLEGIATE INVENTORS COMPETITION

SPONSORING AGENCY: The National Inventors Hall of Fame, founded in 1973 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations.

PURPOSE: The Collegiate Inventors Competition is a national competition that recognizes college and university students across the country whose innovations, discoveries, and research are deemed the year's most outstanding. The competition rewards the working relationship between students and their advisors who collaborate on innovations which are potentially patentable. Full-time students are eligible to participate.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time graduate, post-doctorate, and undergraduate students enrolled at any college or university at the date that the entry is submitted. Student teams are also eligible.

AWARDS: The top Graduate prize is $15,000. Other prizes awarded to select finalists. Academic advisors of the winning entries will receive a cash award.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 24, 2011

For application materials or additional information, please see The Collegiate Inventors Competition Home Page.