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NSF Challenge Taking Action: COVID-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge

Entries accepted through January 31, 2022!

December 6, 2021 2:00 PM  to 
January 31, 2022 12:00 AM
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The National Science Foundation is challenging public or private, non-profit, two- and four-year Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to respond to the TAKING ACTION: COVID-19 DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION Prize Competition.  We want your best ideas for systemic solutions to mitigating long-term impacts from the pandemic on DEI in STEM.

Watch the recorded webinar on developing submissions at: https://www.nsf.gov/ehr/Covid19ChallengeWebinar.jsp

Entries will be accepted via Challenge.gov until January 30, 2022 (extended deadline)

Entries will be judged by NSF and three cash winners in each of four categories will be made (see table below).Please review the instructions and eligibility information provided on the challenge information website: www.nsf.gov/takingaction

PRIZE INFORMATION

$200,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded to winning IHEs. Each of the four categories will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash-prize winner and up to 10 honorable mention designees (see table).

Prize Breakdown by category:


Winners

STEM Undergraduate - Two-Year IHEs

STEM Undergraduate - Four-Year IHEs

STEM Graduate and Postdoctoral

STEM Faculty

First Place

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

Second Place

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

Third Place

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

Honorable mention

Up to 10 (no cash award)

Up to 10 (no cash award)

Up to 10 (no cash award)

Up to 10 (no cash award)

*IHEs do not need to have a grant from NSF to submit to this challenge.

Meeting Type
Other

Contacts
COVID Challenge Team, email: covidchallengeteam@nsf.gov

Related Agencies
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NSF Related Organizations
NSF-Wide
Division of Human Resource Development

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