Wilbur-Ellis Innovation Award

$25,000 USD award$5,000 USD honorable mention • Deadline for submitting proposals is April 4


Wilbur-Ellis is marking its 100th anniversary by launching the new “Wilbur-Ellis Innovation Award.” The award invites student teams from U.S. colleges and universities to propose new and better approaches for providing food for more people – a critical imperative, since the world population is expected to increase by 2 billon people by 2050.


Each member of a student team must register to participate in the Innovation Award competition. Registration begins on June 29, 2021, and is open through the deadline for submitting proposals on Monday, April 4, 2022. After the competition closes, submissions will be evaluated and a $25,000 USD award will be presented to the team that submits the best proposal. $5,000 USD honorable mention awards may also be given. In the first year, the award competition is open to U.S.-based student teams (undergraduate or graduate), with a goal of expanding to other countries in the future.


Click here to learn more or how to apply!


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