ACC-IAC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship

Campus Deadline: Award Currently Closed

The ACC-IAC Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation supports undergraduates involved in student-driven projects at each of the ACC member campuses. This program directly connects undergraduate students to core ACC university missions of creativity and innovation and represents the conference’s excellence in, and commitment to, quality undergraduate education.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be current UM undergraduate students planning to complete a project involving originality, creativity, innovation, experimentation, or intellectual risk. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

General Information

Fellows are awarded $2,000-$5,000 to support their project. Selection criteria for awards include, but are not limited to, originality, creativity, innovation, experimentation, and intellectual risk. Projects supported may include team-driven activities or individual projects, multi-university ventures, artistic endeavors, or research or creative projects abroad.

Examples of project outcomes could include publication, artistic work, presentation, or a proof-of-concept proposal. The outcome (or a description) must be supplied by the student(s) and will be posted on a common ACC-sponsored electronic forum and featured on the ACC-IAC and campus web sites.

Application Instructions

Applications will open in late March. Email for application information.

NOTE: If you would like to receive feedback on your application, you must send your materials to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships ( at least two weeks prior to the campus deadline.


  • April 20 - Applications must be submitted to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships
  • Mid-May - Winners announced
  • Mid-August - Projects must be completed
  • September - Fellows must submit a project report to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships