Division of Clinical Research

Office of the Vice President and Innovation

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell are challenging undergraduate student teams to develop technology solutions to unmet needs in any area of healthcare. Three NIH partners, NIH Office of AIDS Research, the National Institute of Minority and Health Disparities, and the National Cancer Institute are providing a prize each for 1.) technologies for HIV/AIDS prevention and/or care, 2.) technologies for underrepresented populations and/or for low-resource settings, and 3.) technologies for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment prize. 

See Participation Rules & Guidelines below or Venterewell Guidelines.for details.

NIBIB-sponsored prizes

  • The Steven H. Krosnick Prize: $20,000
  • Second prize: $15,000
  • Third prize: $10,000
  • HIV/AIDS Prize: $15,000
    (with funds from the NIH Office of AIDS Research)
  • Healthcare Technologies for Low-Resource Settings: $15,000
    (with funds from the National Institute of Minority and Health Disparities)
  • New! Technologies for Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Prize: $15,000
    (with funds from the National Cancer Institute)
  • 5 Honorable Mentions will receive $1,000 each

VentureWell-sponsored prizes

  • Venture prize: $15,000
  • Design Excellence prize: $5,000

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: January 4, 2021 to June 1, 2021, 11:59 PM EDT
  • Judging Period: June 8, 2021 to August 20, 2021
  • Winners Announced:  August 25, 2021
  • Award Ceremony: October 2021, Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, Orlando, Florida

To learn more, click here: https://www.nibib.nih.gov/research-programs/DEBUT-challenge/DEBUT-2021-announcement

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