Bell Labs Prize

Deadline: April 20, 2016


Dear Professor,

I am writing to announce that Bell Labs has launched the Bell Labs Prize competition for the third year.  The Bell Labs Prize will give 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. The Bell Labs Prize winners will take home cash awards worth as much as $100,000, and the chance to further develop their ideas at Bell Labs, where possible.

We are seeking 10x game-changing proposals in any field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—proposals that have the potential to disrupt or profoundly change the state of human knowledge or endeavor.  The competition is open to anyone in one of the participating countries, who ‘owns’ an idea and meets the eligibility requirements.

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 the company’s recruitment investment in top talent. The deadline to enter the contest is April 20, 2016. For more information, visit the Bell Labs Prize web site

Please share this with your innovative students and other academic colleagues.  We look forward to hearing your impactful ideas that have the potential to change the way we live, work, and communicate with each other.