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Student Innovation Fund

The Student Innovation Fund supports students looking to advance an early-stage idea or project.  Individual students can apply to the Student Innovation Fund for up to $500 for any of the following that are related to innovation and entrepreneurship:

  • Supplies

  • Any other necessary costs to move forward with an innovative idea or project

Please note: Your team must include at least one full-time Yale student who is enrolled in a degree-granting program at the university. Funding cannot be used to pay individuals for their time as a stipend, wage, to conduct research, or to pay for living expenses.

Applications are accepted at any time during the fall and spring semesters, and are reviewed weekly. The Student Innovation Fund shares a common application with the Student Catalyst Fund, which awards grants of up to $3000 to help students take projects to the next level.

Want to take a look at the application before you dive in? Download a PDF version.

Tsai CITY Funding Application.pdf