The UConn IDEA Grant Program

The UConn IDEA Grant program awards funding to support student-designed and student-led projects, including creative endeavors, community service initiatives, entrepreneurial ventures, research projects, and other original and innovative projects.

  • Awards of up to $6,000 per student
  • Individual and group applications accepted
  • Open to UConn undergraduates in all majors at all campuses

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UConn IDEA Grant News and Events

UConn IDEA Grant News Archive

Link to UConn Today article: Meet the Undergraduate Researcher: Sarah Marze, School of Fine Arts.

Link to UConn Today article featuring IDEA Grant recipient Jasmine Morris '23 - Jasmine Morris Harnesses the Therapeutic Power of Animals for Underserved Students.

Link to UConn Today article featuring IDEA Grant Recipient Madeline Kizer '24 - Swap, Don't Shop: Sustainable Fashion is Coming to UConn.

UConn is the Muse for Students Recording Songs Inspired by Campus Spots. Link to UConn Today article.

Puppetry Photography: Overcoming Loneliness. Learn more about IDEA Grant Recipient Elise Vanase '21.

The Next Generation of Conservation: A Short Documentary Film. Click the link to learn more and view the film.

Connecticut Agriculture is Showcased in UConn Students' Documentary.

UConn Students Use Grant to Create Documentary About Yosemite.

Link to UConn Today Article. Cognitive Garden Takes Root at UConn Avery Point.

Meet the Researcher: Valeria Sarmiento.

Eva Hu '18

Margo Bailey '17

Eva Hu '18

Diana Abouchacra '17

Ben Piascik '17

Gabriel DeRosa '17

Louise Astorino Exhibition Article

John Cody Performance Article

STEMTalk Launch

Elizabeth Charash '18

Nicholas Russo '18

Search for the White Rose documentary

Calliope Wong

Stephen Hawes '17

Cate Solari Exhibition Article

Ryan King '16

Nathan Wojtyna

Jonathan Markovics