Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition to fund and support university students' projects

Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition to fund and support university students' projects
Hydroponic Fodder on display by AFRISA, CEDAT during the Presidential Initiative Forum Exhibition, 30-31st July 2014, Makerere University
Hydroponic Fodder on display by AFRISA, CEDAT during the Presidential Initiative Forum Exhibition, 30-31st July 2014, Makerere University

Big Ideas@Berkeley is providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students, across 18 campuses, who have ‘Big Ideas.’

The 2014-2015 Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition is now open to students with big ideas.

Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired high-impact student projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems.

All Big Ideas applicants have access to the following resources to help them develop their projects:

  • Up to $15,000 in funding!!
  • Extensive feedback from judges.
  • Proposal writing and budgeting workshops.
  • Access to advisors and practitioners in residence.
  • Extended, 8-week, mentorship period for finalist teams.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • All events will be streamed live so that students from all eligible campuses can ask questions: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/resources/workshop/

2014-15 Big Ideas Contest Categories Open to USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Campuses:

  • Conflict and Development
  • Food System Innovations
  • Global Health
  • Mobiles For Reading
  • Open Data for Development

To learn more visit the Big Ideas website: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/

Submissions are due by November 13, 2014

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