Friday, August 9, 2013

Call for Proposals from Grad Students & Faculty: Startup Aggieland

As a researcher at Texas A&M University, we invite you to submit proposals aimed at Integration of entrepreneurship and the launch of early stage ventures.  This research project is made possible through the Texas A&M University '2013 Tier One Program (TOP):Integration of Multidisciplinary Research and Creative Activities into the Learning Experience”. Successful research proposals must target Startup Aggieland, a student accelerator based in Research Park located on West Campus. The accelerator contains over 4,700 sq. ft. of class A office space and houses anywhere from 10-20 student led startups at any one time. These budding entrepreneurs and their ventures are a unique opportunity to study entrepreneurship at its earliest stage.
We invite faculty members, doctoral and masters students of Texas A&M University to submit proposals for research grants to be awarded during the 2014 academic year.  Proposals must be aimed at the discipline of entrepreneurship and be applicable to Startup Aggieland, a student accelerator which promotes and facilitates the launch of student run businesses  This proposal will award grants up to $5,000 for faculty members and up to $2,500 for doctoral/masters students per year.  This grant program will run for three years so each grant awarded in this cycle is potentially renewable for additional funding in years 2 and 3 of the grant period; pending progress and re-approval by the selection committee.
To submit a proposal, follow the link below which will take you to the web address of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship which is administering this research project. At the link you will find the application and more information on the award process. We look forward to receiving your completed application.
Richard H. Lester Ph.D.
Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship 

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