Creative Kick-Start Application

Kick-Start Application 2017

Tell us more about your idea! This form is your chance to convince us that your idea is worth pursuing and funding. Remember, you are competing with other University of Iowa engineering students for a limited number of Kick-Starts so you’ll need to be persuasive. Kick-Start applications will be reviewed by a group from the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, Engineering Technology Centers, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and the UI Research Foundation. Decisions will be made over winter break and you’ll be notified (either way) via email. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Kozak (kari-kozak@uiowa.edu). We can’t wait to hear your idea. Good luck!
  • Student Agreement

    Before completing your application, please review the student information including the process, requirements, parameters, and restrictions. http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/kick-start/information-for-applicants
  • Tell us about your idea!

    We are looking for a convincing and succinct descriptions of your idea. Please keep your descriptions between 250-1,000 words.
  • A faculty or staff sponsor is required for every application. We’ll contact them with a copy of your application to verify they agree to be your sponsor. Find more information on our sponsor information page: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/kick-start/information-for-sponsors/
  • Include details about why you're interested in this idea and the problem(s) it would help solve.
  • If you are building on an existing idea, how are you making it better or different?
  • We have a limited number of Kick-Starts. Why should we give you one for this idea?
  • Additional Details

  • Include full name(s) and UIowa email address(es) for your other team members.
    Information provided in this application is confidential. This question will have no impact on the review process but is helpful for working on marketing and promotion.
  • This is your chance if you have any additional comments that may help your application.
  • Drop files here or
    Upload additional supporting materials that might help your application