Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Clean Energy Prize

Clean Energy Prize

The Nicholas Institute and Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) sponsor the Clean Energy Prize to spur student-led development of energy technologies, products, and services at Duke University.

The Prize is a $10,000 award to support novel ideas, potential products, and services that advance a clean energy future. The Prize is separate and distinct from other Duke funding.

Proposals may be submitted by undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Duke. Proposals are encouraged for innovative projects that could lead to new products or services that will advance a clean energy future, including but not limited to:

  • Demonstrating the feasibility of an idea or innovation for a commercial or social venture;
  • Developing a working software, service, or device prototype; and/or
  • Developing new applications or markets for a technology under development.

The next request for proposals will be issued during the 2023-2024 academic year.