The ACC-IAC Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation supports undergraduates involved in student-driven projects at each of the ACC member campuses. This program directly connects undergraduate students to core ACC university missions of creativity and innovation and represents the conference’s excellence in, and commitment to, quality undergraduate education.
Applicants must be current UM undergraduate students planning to complete a project involving originality, creativity, innovation, experimentation, or intellectual risk. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Fellows are awarded $2,000-$5,000 to support their project. Selection criteria for awards include, but are not limited to, originality, creativity, innovation, experimentation, and intellectual risk. Projects supported may include team-driven activities or individual projects, multi-university ventures, artistic endeavors, or research or creative projects abroad.
Examples of project outcomes could include publication, artistic work, presentation, or a proof-of-concept proposal. The outcome (or a description) must be supplied by the student(s) and will be posted on a common ACC-sponsored electronic forum and featured on the ACC-IAC and campus web sites.
To read about the projects of past recipients, click here.
March 31, 2017 - Applications must be submitted to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships
May 2017 - Winners announced
August 2017 - Projects must be completed
September 2017 - Fellows must submit a project report to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships