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The Alva Emerging Fellowships, Empowering the Next Generation of Inventors

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Our brand-new Alva Award, given to a single remarkable inventor annually, will be complemented with an exciting new Alva Emerging Fellowship program, which will provide cash grants to empower the next generation of inventors to take action on their ideas.

Presented with our friends at GE, the new Alva Emerging Fellowships will select three winners under 30 years of age who have demonstrated remarkable potential to create useful and innovative new products or services that will make an impact on the world.The Alva Emerging Fellows will be identified through an application process in which young creators share their qualifications as idea executors and outline a specific proposal for a new product or service which they want to bring to market.

All Alva Emerging Fellowship winners will receive a $8,500 cash grant to be used in the creation of the proposed product, as well as 1 complimentary ticket to the 2012 99U Conference, a $1,500 travel stipend, and access to GE’s manufacturing expertise and educational resources.

How To Apply for the Alva Emerging Fellowship

Applications for the Alva Emerging Fellowship are open as of today, Thursday March 22, 2012. Applications will close on April 13, 2012.
The three winners will be announced on, or by, April 27, 2012 here on 99U.com.

Alva Emerging Fellows will receive:

  • A $8,500 seed grant to go towards executing their proposed project
  • A complimentary ticket to the 2012 99U Conference, held May 3rd and 4th in New York City
  • A $1,500 travel stipend to be used to attend the Conference or visit GE’s campus
  • Access to GE’s manufacturing expertise and educational resources

To Apply: Please fill out the Alva Emerging application form. All applicants must be under 30 years of age as of March 22nd, 2012.

–> Apply to win an Alva Emerging Fellowship


Official Rules: All applications will be governed by our official rules. View the official application rules here.

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Jocelyn K. Glei

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As Editor-in-Chief and Director of 99U, Jocelyn K. Glei leads the 99U in its mission to provide the “missing curriculum” on making ideas happen. She oversees the Webby Award-winning 99u.com website, curates the popular 99U Conference, and is the editor of the 99U books, Manage Your Day-to-Day and Maximize Your Potential.
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