Atomic Fellowship

$5,000 no-strings-attached grant for students who want to work on their dream science & engineering projects. Projects that can potentially change the world, and fulfil the promise of science.

You may want to start a technical college club, go for a global competition, or work on a project with friends & professors. It may take any form. We want to give you $5,000 for that.

It will seem like you are not creating much impact. It will seem small. However, throughout history, such small yet bold events have eventually led to something large. Similar to an atom's impact on the whole universe. Small but capable of changing the world - by producing high energy, or by becoming the base for the next transistor.

In our experience, students have the ability to move mountains with little money, your work is powerful and similar to that of an atom.

The Atomic Fellowship is a grant program launched by gradCapital and works with Emergent Ventures - backed by Peter Thiel Foundation. The fellowship comes with an option of an additional $40k investment by gradCapital.

Students are irrational optimists who can change human trajectory
There’s a promise of science & engineering that’s unfulfilled. It’s spoken in research labs, text books, and movies. It’s the irrational, impatient, and passionate student who will discover and bring the science we need.

The next cancer drug, processor, satellite, or a new energy source to the world.
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Who all are eligible to apply?

School students, college students, dropouts, graduates (< 2 years after graduation). You can also apply as a group of students.

What are the terms for the $5K grant?

There are no terms and conditions for the grant.

Do you provide tech credits?

Yes, we provide $5K AWS credits to anyone who applies on our website. Moreover, all grant winners have access to $1M+ worth of tech credits.