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Office of the Provost
Special Announcement - Lemelson-MIT Prize (Faculty Award Nomination Opportunity)

The $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize recognizes individuals who translate their ideas into inventions that improve the world in which we live.

The Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. 

Candidates must be nominated by a peer. There are three stages to the nomination process. The deadline for the Initial Submission is November 30, 2016.

For assistance with a nomination, contact Kim Green in the Office of the Provost at or 244-3689.

Only nominators whose nominees pass the Initial Submission review will be asked to complete a First Submission. (First Submission deadline will be in January 2017.)