Fellow Selection

Stdents designing as a teamUndergraduate and graduate students from any discipline who have successfully completed the IDEA 4000/6000 Innovation and Catalyst Design course may apply to become Fellows leading up to the start of the Fall, Spring, and Maymester/Summer semesters.

The SIFP Application and Selection Process:  This highly competitive selection process considers academic achievement, demonstrated work ethic, performance in IDEA 4000/6000, and personal motivation to pursue opportunities in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at the University of Georgia.

  • Prospective Fellows will submit a resume, a recommendation letter, and a cover letter in PDF format outlining interest in the program to sifp@uga.edu by the following deadlines:

    • Fellows Beginning in Fall – April 1

    • Fellows Beginning in Spring – November 15

  • Selected Semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a formal interview with the Program Instructor.

  • Finalists will be offered Fellow positions and receive funding each semester in which they enroll in the IDEA 4020/6020 course.

  • Fellows will be placed into Design Teams of generally 3-4 students and will typically complete two projects each semester.


*Selected Fellows are encouraged to actively participate for a minimum of two semesters and meet all expectations of the SIFP in order to retain their funding, including enrollment in the IDEA 4020/6020 course. 


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