FIRST Robotics Team Sponsorship
MSOE offers sponsorship opportunities for FIRST FRC and high school FTC teams annually. Whether your team has been sponsored by MSOE before or you're a new team looking for sponsors, we invite you to apply for a sponsorship from our university! All deadlines listed below are for noon CST.
Round One - Applications Open September 13th
Friday, October 7th: Application Closes
Monday, October 17th : Decisions Announced & E-Mailed to Team
Round Two - Applications Open October 17th
Friday, December 2nd: Application Closes
Monday, December 12th: Decisions Announced & E-Mailed to Team
Round Three - Applications Open January 3rd - CANCELLED
12/16 UPDATE: All funds have been given out in the first two rounds. A third round will not be opened.
Friday, February 24th: Application Closes
Monday, March 6th: Decisions Announced & E-Mailed to Team
To apply, please access the application using the link on our sidebar. We encourage all teams to apply early as funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Later rounds may be cancelled if funding is no longer available.
Requirements for FRC & High School FTC Teams
Funding is not guaranteed to any teams with MSOE faculty, staff, students or alumni serving as mentors for their teams. All sponsorships issued are for $500. Teams receiving funding are asked to:
- Consder allowing MSOE to come speak to your team about our University - while not required, we'd love to tell you more about FIRST alumni opportunities at MSOE
- Display the MSOE logo either on team shirts, team robot, or other swag worn by the team. Please advise our office if your sponsorship structure precludes you from being able to do this & include documentation with your sponsorship structure. It will not affect your application for funding.
- Include MSOE in any sponsorship materials and social media channels advertising sponsors
Teams will be issued funds in the form of a check addressed to the team OR host organization/school. Checks will not be made to individuals unless the team can provide detailed reasoning why funding must be awarded in this manner.
If your FTC team has both middle and high school students on it, you are welcome to apply for funding.
FLL & Middle School FTC Teams
While we no longer offer financial sponsorships, the We Energies STEM Center at MSOE is available for team use. If you need a space to build, to practice on full fields, or to meet, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can support your teams success.