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Grand Challenges RFP

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Research and Economic Development have committed $40 million toward the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition. Up to $10 million is available for allocation each year in 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025.

Two types of support are available through the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition:

All proposals submitted to the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition must be goal-driven. Project goals must be specific, measurable, aspirational (for planning grant proposals) or audacious (for catalyst award proposals), resourced, and time-bound. Project goals also must be bold and catalytic. Proposals must not be aimed at incremental advancement of existing work.

For additional information about the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition, contact:

Download the RFP