PROMOTING TRANSLATIONAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH THROUGH INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION
About the Ricci Prize
The Stephen and Geraldine Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize is awarded annually within the $100k New Ventures Competition. The purpose of the prize is to promote the advancement of research at Tufts through projects that assist in translation of research discoveries from the laboratory to applications that benefit society. To win the prize, students must demonstrate the commercial potential of the technology within their $100K online application. Winners are selected that best demonstrate interdisciplinary engineering design and entrepreneurial spirit in their venture.
The winning team will receive a cash prize of $15,000, split evenly among the student team members.
- The team must satisfy eligibility requirements for the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition
- The team must consist of at least two (2) members
- At least two of the team members must be undergraduate or graduate students or recent alumni (graduated within the last five years) from Tufts University
- Team members must represent at least one engineering discipline within Tufts University and at least one additional discipline within any of the 11 schools and colleges
As the Ricci Prize is an additional prize administered along the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, there is no separate application process. Eligible teams simply need to indicate their eligibility within the $100k application and they will be considered for the Ricci Prize.