The Xaverian Innovation and Entrepreneurs Micro-Grants

Application Deadline: January 8th, 2021

StFX Innovation and Enterprise Centre’s DiscoverBox would like to contribute and grow the ongoing innovation and creativity of StFX students! 


Now more than ever we need to foster the entrepreneurial spirit on campus and provide students with the opportunity to start and grow projects that address community-focused solutions. 


StFX students who receive a micro-grant will be guided by DiscoverBox through problem definition to ideation, business development, testing and explore market entry.  We will provide the foundational skills which students will apply to their business.


DiscoverBox is offering six Xaverian Innovation and Entrepreneurs Micro-Grants of $2500* for winter term of 2021. 


Eligibility criteria:

Full time StFX student


Student requirement:

– Attend a two day training program

-All work must be done remotely and should involve a faculty mentor

-Commit 150 hours of work towards your project

-Meet with DiscoverBox staff on regular basis

-During a special session in April 2021, students will be invited to pitch (virtually) their ideas and progress of their projects. 


Application Process:

By January 8, 2021 send us a 750-word description that outlines your project, describing the problem you are addressing.  In the application please identify your year and program of study, and attach a timeline of project that outlines how you will spend the 150 hours.


Email your applications to:


Applications will be reviewed and winners will be awarded by January 15, 2021.


*Each grant pays $2,500 for 150 hours of work. Work is to be done remotely and flexible schedule can be agreed upon.