Apply for the Bell Labs Prize

The Bell Labs Prize gives any researcher, in participating countries around the globe, the chance to introduce their ideas to the world, and collaborate with world-renowned Bell Labs researchers. Three prize winners will receive an award of $100,000 (grand prize), $50,000 (second place) or $25,000 (third place). Additionally, through the process, Bell Labs may engage with other contest participants as part of our investment in and engagement with the best and brightest minds.

Bell Labs is seeking 10x game-changing proposals in any field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – proposals that have the potential to disrupt or profoundly transform technology and consequently change the state of human knowledge or endeavor.

Contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs if you are interested in applying. The deadline to enter the contest is Monday, May 1, 2017.