Watson Semester Accelerator

Summer 2021 deadline: April 15, 2021

Fall 2021 deadlines: International: April 15, 2021 | Domestic: June 1st, 2021

A lifetime of impact begins.

The Watson Semester Accelerator is a program for college students, recent graduates, and gap-year students with an early-stage venture/project and a passion for impact.

During the 4-month program, a cohort of next generation innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs from across the globe convene virtually to tackle complex problems and forge lives and careers of impact. From climate change to social justice and from poverty to access to quality education, students selected to the Watson Semester Accelerator leverage training, mentorship, and community to accelerate their ventures and unleash a lifetime of impact.

Please contact Miranda Williamson, Director of Search for Watson Institute, at with any questions you may have about the application process.