Opportunities

Each month, IDIN shares dozens of opportunities with its Network members, students, and other interested individuals, many of which you can find posted here.

Check back often for the latest news on summit applications, grants, competitions, trainings, jobs, and more. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter to have these opportunities delivered directly to your inbox.

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Calling all MIT students: are you an aspiring innovator or social entrepreneur? Are you interested in receiving funding and mentorship opportunities to gain important hands-on experience in developing an innovation? Consider applying for the Sandbox Innovation Fund program, an initiative of MIT that seeks to foster innovation and innovators on campus. 

Learn more and apply here!

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Are you a student that is looking to apply theories about development and entrepreneurship beyond the classroom? Are you interested in working with reputable organizations that push you to think critically about how development and entrepreneurship can truly reflect community needs?

IDIN Network Partner 85°E is now offering a new study-abroad program in Nepal that tailors a student’s experiences based on their learning goals. As part of this program, students will be matched to a Nepal-based organization and provided with housing and academic support throughout their time in Nepal.

Learn more about the program here! 

Apply for the 85° East Study Abroad Program here.

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Are you a social entreprenuer that's passionate about gender equality? Are you looking to scale up or expand the impact of your innovation or project?  GMC coLABS, a subsidiary of Gray Matter Capital, is looking to invest in pilot ventures and projects that aim to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world. This seed funding opportunity specifically targets products in the early stages of development and offers funds between $10,000-$100,000. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with an upcoming deadline set for March 29.

.Learn more and apply here!

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The Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis invites innovators to apply for new Trellis Fund grants, which provide funds of up to $4,000 to 6-month projects relating to vegetable and fruit production. 

Project proposals may address horticultural crop production, irrigation, plant nutrition, pest management, postharvest practices or marketing issues in relation to fruits and vegetables. Once projects are selected, the Trellis Fund will connect organizations with U.S. graduate students who have related agricultural expertise to help support the project.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Learn more and apply by April 3 here!

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