Innovation, Cutting-Edge STEM Tech Projects Can Win Thiel $100K Grants

grantsFunder: 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.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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