KEEN Student Mini-Grants (KSMG) – FAQ
Who can apply?
Open to all Fulton Engineering students and student organizations!
When are the deadlines?
Our student grants have rolling deadlines – so you can apply anytime during the semester!
Do you fund for travel related to entrepreneurial projects or competitions?
In the past, our KSMGs have funded awardee travel related to entrepreneurial research, projects, or competitions. However, our project is no longer prioritizing travel related expenses for awardees. Materials/supplies related to such projects is still being awarded. Other travel opportunities for students/student orgs include:
How much can I receive with a KSMG?
Typical KSMG awards range from $400 – $1,550 for individuals, depending on the proposal, location of the event/conference, and size of the event. The average amount awarded to-date is $1,525. Student organization or group awards can range higher.
What is the application process?
The application guidelines are detailed on the application pages and are fairly straightforward:
- View 3 Short Videos + Review KEEN Framework Documents
- Complete short quiz
- Fill out the application page and attach the proposal narrative and budget template
- Faculty Letter of Support submitted via email by faculty mentor
- Wait to hear!
What have students received grants for in the past?
Fulton students have used their KSMG award to create value and connections in a myriad of projects! Here are a few examples of how awardees are advancing entrepreneurial mindset at ASU:
- Robotics for painting sport fields
- AZLoop – Arizona’s Competition Hyperloop Team
- The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) synthetic biology competition
- AirDevils: Aerospace Design Workshop (Fall 2017)
- AIAA: Business Design Workshop (Fall 2017)
Are there any conditions to receiving a KSMG?
All awardees will be required to design a poster to present at an upcoming FURI Symposium. More information on templates and guidelines would be sent upon award.
Can I discuss my proposal with anyone before applying to ensure it incorporates the entrepreneurial mindset?
Yes! You can always make an appointment with an Entrepreneurial Catalyst (EC) to discuss your application and proposal ideas. EC’s are current students who can help you navigate ASU’s entrepreneurial resources, refer you to relevant opportunities and provide coaching if you are beginning to develop your own idea.
You can also email Kristen Pena (Kristen.Pena@asu.edu) with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Summer/Fall 2019 Awardees!
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Rossum Rumblers Robotics
NASA Space Grant Robotics
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
NASA Space Grant Robotics
Fulton Student Council
Dhruv Rajani, Ayan Joshi, Khyati Raka, and Nithin Sagar Nallagula
Sun Devil Racing (SDR) Baja Team
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space ASU Rocketry Division (SEDS)
“The KEEN grant has provided our team with the opportunity to display our entrepreneurial mindset to the worldwide community and make connections with others along the way. Our curiosity allowed us to find innovative ways to solve real world problems while creating value by contributing to the bioengineering community.”
ASU iGEM Team 2017