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University Innovation Fellowship

Loyola MD faculty and students at Google headquarters

Pictured above: the 2018 UIF cohort at Google (left to right: Faculty Advisor Bahram Roughani, Emily Cebulski ‘21, Alex Santarelli ‘21, Chris Carangelo ‘20, Grant Versfeld ‘21)

Accepting applications through March 7, 2022

Awesome opportunity for Class of 2025!

We are now searching for the 2022-23 Loyola UIF cohort. To apply:

  • UIF logoSubmit a brief video (3 minutes max) answering the question "What would you innovate at Loyola?" Introduce yourself and mention any initiatives you have taken part in so far at Loyola.
  • Deadline for applications: Monday, March 7, 2022 by noon.
  • Finalists will be invited for an interview the week of March 14.


Students selected as Loyola UIFs will participate in six weeks of online training about design thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. They are sponsored by Loyola for the training and to travel to a regional meeting and the national Silicon Valley Meetup including visits to the Epicenter at Stanford University, Google, IBM headquarters, and similar organizations.  Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, regional and national meetups may be held in a virtual format rather than in-person.

The University Innovation Fellows program was created by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) and funded by a five-year National Science Foundation grant. It is now a program of Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and has trained 607 fellows from 143 schools around the world. Fellows range from undergraduates to Ph.D. students and engineering majors to fine arts majors, social sciences majors to business majors. All of them demonstrate a passion for innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial mindset as well as a drive to make a lasting impact at their schools. These student leaders from schools around the world create new opportunities that help their peers develop an entrepreneurial mindset, build creative confidence, seize opportunities, define problems and address global challenges.

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