PLEASE share with your students! Introducing the IQ Center Mini-Grants for BIG Ideas!

IQ Center Mini Grants for BIG Ideas flyer. Have a project idea and need funding to bring your idea to life? Apply for anIQ Center Mini Grant for Big Ideas! Each term, two grants of up to $500 will be awarded to support a project using IQ Center equipment and resources. For more information, visit

The IQ Center awards funds for novel and innovative student projects that utilize IQ Center equipment and resources.

There are no limits on the subject – History, Art, Architecture, whatever! Recipients will be chosen by an IQ Center panel of students and staff. Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Utilization of the IQ Center: The project should take advantage of the resources in the IQ Center.
  • Innovation: The project should not simply re-create someone else’s design.
  • Difficulty: The project should be challenging, but possible to complete by the end of the semester.

All undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

Grant Funds
Two grants of up to $500 will be awarded per term. Funds are purely for prototyping and experimenting, not for buying materials to create products for sale. No funds will be released directly to award recipients; all necessary supplies will be purchased by the IQ Center.

Project Requirements
The project must be completed within the term in which funding is granted.

Grant Requirements
Award recipients must share their experience and discuss their project, process, and the ways in which the IQ Center was used with the W&L community.

Questions? Contact Dave Pfaff, IQ Center Academic Technologist, at, 540.458.8044.