Fund Details
Magnuson Center Amazon Alexa Innovation Award
Award Amount


The Magnuson Center Amazon Alexa Innovation Award supports innovative initiatives that advance voice technology and conversational artificial intelligence. The goal of this fund is to educate students about voice technology and empower them to be entrepreneurs in the voice technology space.   

Rules & Eligibility 
1. The Amazon Alexa Innovation Award grants up to $2,500 to an individual or a team. Grants may be used to supplement other funding for a larger scale project. 
2. Grants are awarded to current Dartmouth students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.
3. The grant can be used towards all initiatives (educational, technical, etc.) that relate to the advancement of voice technology and conversational artificial intelligence. Examples can be: enhancing exiting technologies with voice integrations, using voice technology to assist in rehabilitation, etc.

Your application will be evaluated based on the following: 
1. Credibility of the initiative 
2. Clear definition of an action plan for use of the funds (objectives vs. timeline)
3. Individual/Team commitment to learn and execute

Required items to apply:
1. Online application
2. 1 page summary of the project and use of funds (including budget breakdown)
3. Commercial Pitch Deck - Focused on your business model & strategy 
4. Company logo (can be a mock-up)
5. Founder(s) head shots
6. Possible 15 minute interview. 

Grant Dates and Deadlines: 
April 8th 2019: Application Opens 
April 22nd 2019: Applications Close at NOON 
Grant recipients are required to attend 1x office hours 

- All recipients must provide any necessary information or documentation within one month of award notification or any and all monies awarded will be forfeited.
- If receiving an award, checks must be deposited within 90 days to avoid loss of funds. Checks will not be reissued.
- International students should check with OVIS regarding any possible conflicts pertaining to working or operating a business. 

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Annie Ren at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
4/22/2019 12:01 PM