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.
Learn more about the Langer Prize Endowment.
Criteria for the Selection of Langer Fellows:
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The application/proposal package should include:
The application package should be sent to LangerPrizes@aiche.org and the letters of support should also be sent by the references to the same email address by February 28, 2023.
As part of the Langer Prize (the “Award”) process, the recipient is required to sign and return the Award Recipient Certification form upon which the Award is contingent. Please review the form here.
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.
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Langer Prize Application Deadline: February 28
If you are you a creative researcher or engineering entrepreneur in the early stages of your career or know someone who is, you may be interested in applying for the Langer Prize for Entrepreneurial Excellence. You can become part of a network of Langer Fellows and receive up to $100K to assist your research pursuing big ideas that may lead to significant innovations. Submissions due February 28. https://bit.ly/331HdiB