Deadline for Submission

The deadline for Innovation for Impact submissions is extended through May 4, 2022.

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We are looking for the next great idea to solve a human problem. This summer session, we’re coming together to teach Innovation for Impact, a unique 4-credit online course open to all enrolled undergraduate students. It’s a master class on turning an idea into a reality. As an individual, or in teams of two or three people, submit a project pitch to be considered for this opportunity—it doesn’t have to be a complicated production; a simple cell phone video will do. Team up with classmates or collaborate across majors. Pitches are due on May 4, 2022 12:00 a.m., and accepted projects will be announced on April 27, 2022. We’re looking forward to exploring ideas with you!

—Sharon Topper and Tim Gunn

Program Details

  • Open to all undergraduate students of any major in good academic standing.
  • Students may submit project proposals solo, or in groups of two to three. We encourage students to apply in teams for a more robust experience but will also allow solos. 
  • 12–16 projects to be chosen. 
  • Deadline for submissions is May 4,2022.
  • Accepted projects chosen and announced April 27, 2022.
  • Selected teams/individuals must confirm enrollment via email by May 2, 2022 to be officially registered for the course on May 4, 2022.
  • The 4-credit, seven week course runs from May 11, 2022 through June 29, 2022.
  • The course will be conducted online.
  • Summer term cost per credit is $794 (4 credits = $3,176).

Applications open on April 4, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. ET.