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Big Ideas Competition 2016/2017 Has Launched!

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  • 7 Oct 2016 - 1:36pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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The 2016-17 Big Ideas Contest

The 2016-17 Big Ideas Contest has launched!Big Ideas is an innovation contest that provides funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students who have creative solutions to address important social challenges. Since its founding in 2006, the competition has inspired over 1,300 student-led projects aimed at solving the world's most pressing problems.  

Universities in US Agency for International Development’s Higher Education Solutions Network (College of William and Mary, Duke University, Makerere University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, University of California, Berkeley) are eligible to compete in the following 5 categories:

Students receive:

  •     Chance to win up to $18,000
  •     Extensive feedback from judges
  •     Access to proposal writing, budgeting, and skills development workshops
  •     Networking opportunities
  •     Exposure to topic area experts
  •     6-week mentorship period for finalist teams

Please submit your 3 page pre-proposal by Noverber 16, 12pm PT

Learn more: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/
Questions? bigideas@berkeley.edu
 

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