Below are some resources to help take your project forward. Whether it’s grants, competitions or fellowships, if you are excited about your idea and the community is excited about it- then these resources are here to help you move it forward! The DFA team and your fellow DFAers are always available to proof read or help you think through your application.
A few quick guidelines/suggestions on how to apply your DFA project for resources while maintaining the DFA brand.
- When sharing your work- list which studio you are from. Ex. DFA Cornell, DFA Barnard-Columbia.
- Be sure to distinguish between your work vs. the successes of DFA as a whole to avoid confusion.
- Present only your work or the work of your studio as your own.
- Include a list of your team members somewhere so everyone can get credit. Best to air on the side of crediting too much than too little!
- Use your custom school color DFA logos and/or banners. They grey and orange logo are for DFA as a national-network.
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+ American Express NGen Fellows — Fellowship — Applications available January 2013
+ Ashoka Fellowship — Fellowship
+ Ashoka Youth Ventures – Award and grant opportunities available
+ BiD Network Business Plan Competitions — Vary depending on competition, see website for details
+ Business Insider Startup — $75,000 prize for Top Startup
+ Changemakers Competitions — Award varies depending on competition
+ CLASSY Awards – Award opportunity
+ Collegiate Inventors Competition — $15,000 Graduate prize, $12,500 Undergraduate prize
+ Cordes Fellowship — Fellowship opportunity for poverty alleviation and economic justice ventures
+ Do Something Seed Grants — $500 awards – Grants given throughout the year
+ Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation — $100,000 grant
+ Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge — €500,000 to winner, €200,000 to runner up - Applications due July 31st
+ Echoing Green Fellowship – Fellowship opportunity
+ Empire State Fellows Program — Fellowship opportunity in policy-making
+ Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women – Leadership program opportunity
+ Future 100 Awards — Award opportunity — Applications due October 31st
+ Global Social Benefit Incubator – Two-week executive training program
+ Hub Ventures Program – Startup accelerator plus $10,000-$20,000 seed funding
+ IMPACT Business Award – €5,000 prize
+ International Impact Investing Challenge – $10,000 and $5,000 prizes
+ International Social Innovation Competition – €10,000
+ James Dyson Awards– £10,000 to you and £10,000 to your university department
+ The Laundromat Project Create Change Fellows & Public Artist Residencies – Fellowship opportunity
+ MIT IDEAS Global Challenge – Prizes of up to $10,000
+ Movement 121 Social Leadership Academy — Fellowship opportunity
+ New York State Business Plan Competition – Prizes up to $100,000
+ Notre Dame Gigot Center Business Plan Competitions – Over $135,000 in prizes
+ NYC Next Idea Competition – $35,000 prize
+ NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund – $7,000-$10,000 grants
+ NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship Graduate Fellowship – Fellowship- $25,000
+ NYU Stern Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation New Venture Competition – $75,000 Rennert Prize
+ PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Program – Fellowship opportunity
+ PresenTense Global Summer Institute – Fellowship opportunity
+ seToolbelt Competition – $500 prize
+ Shell World Challenge – $10,000-$20,000 prizes
+ Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship – Award and grant opportunity
+ Sparkseed – $1,000 in seed money and up to $10,000 in follow-up funding
+ StartingBloc Fellowships – Fellowship opportunity
+ The Sustainability Fellowship Program – Fellowship opportunity with $5,000 and paid internship
+ The Economist and InnoCentive – $25,000 prize
+ The Jenzabar Foundation – $5,000 grants
+ The Milken-Penn GSE Prize for Business Plans in Education – $110,000 in prizes
+ The Mind Trust: Education Entrepreneur Fellowship – Fellowship opportunity
+ The Tech Awards – $50,000 prize
+ Tony Blair Faith Foundation: Faith Acts Fellowship – Fellowship opportunity