Funder: Thiel Foundation; Opportunity: 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows; Funding Focus: Education, innovation, technology; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Individuals under 20, teams and early stage enterprises; Funding: 20 awards of $100,000 each; Deadline: Dec. 31.
Summary: Foundation encourages young entrepreneurs. The grants help young entrepreneurs leave the classroom and pursue innovation. The program will consider applications focusing on cutting-edge science and technology. In addition to the funding, the Thiel Foundation and its network of mentors provide guidance and support to help fellows build scientific, technical, and entrepreneurial ideas. Though applicants may already have scientific, technical, or nonprofit ideas, the fellowships are not limited to those with established companies or developed innovations. Teams of up to four may also apply.