In honor of Bob Langer’s pioneering spirit, each recipient of a Langer Prize will be awarded an unrestricted grant up to $100,000 as seed funding, which will enable them to pursue “blue-sky” ideas that may lead to significant innovations. Recipients will become part of a network of Langer Fellows, with access to, and support from, some of the industry’s foremost experts in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The purpose of this grant is to encourage creative individuals to follow an entrepreneurial path, creating a cadre of young researchers skilled in tackling high-risk, high-impact challenges within a wide-range of industries. The Prize aims to support individuals in the early stages of their independent careers, provides an unrestricted grant to enable creative researchers and engineering entrepreneurs to tackle high-risk, high-impact challenges with the potential of achieving game-changing innovations.
Although applicants are reviewed for their accomplishments, the Langer Prize Fellowship is not a lifetime achievement award, but rather an investment in an individual’s potential and interest in entrepreneurial endeavors.
This prize will reside within AIChE’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneuring Excellence (CIEE) and governance of prize will be overseen by a selection committee reporting to the Executive Committee of the AIChE Foundation.
Criteria for the Selection of Langer Fellows:
- A truly innovative idea or original approach
- A reasonable probability of a future technological application
- A tangible promise of a valuable contribution to society
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|Deadline||May 1, 2020|
|Nomination Instructions|| |
The application/proposal package should include:
The application package should be sent to LangerPrizes@aiche.org or by mail by May 1, 2020 to:The Langer Prize Attention: Hailey Murphy, Engineering Specialist 120 Wall Street, 23 FL
New York, NY 10005
The letters of support should also be sent by the references to the same address by May 1, 2020.
Applications are evaluated by a Selection Committee composed of 3 but no more than 5 innovators/entrepreneurs (1 academic/2 industry) who have a proven track record in the evaluation and/or commercialization of products or processes.
The Selection Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee of the AIChE Foundation. Each appointee shall serve a three-year term, with no more than two rotating off each year in a staggered manner. The Selection Committee makes its final recommendation to the Executive Committee of the AIChE Foundation.
The Executive Committee of the AIChE Foundation shall appoint the Chair of the Selection Committee and the responsibility of the chair will be to assemble the committee members, distribute nomination documentation and oversee the selection process.
The awardee will be notified in Fall 2020.
The 2020 Langer Prize recipient will be announced late Fall 2020.