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$1M Roddenberry Prize - a global competition to crowd source innovative solutions

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 27, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 4, 2020
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Roddenberry Prize logo

Launched in 2016, the $1M Roddenberry Prize is a global competition to crowd source innovative solutions to issues that demand audacious, far-reaching, and scalable responses.

The Roddenberry Prize seeks to highlight extraordinary organizations and support their efforts towards greater impact; seek out creative approaches from diverse members of global community; and inspire others to take innovative and creative approaches to global problems.

The $1M Roddenberry Prize is a call for big, bold solutions from anyone, anywhere that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape.

Issue Areas:
1) Education - Key topics to address in Education include but are certainly not limited to:
- Literacy and numeracy;
- Early childhood education;
- Access and distance to home;
- Affordability;
- Technology in the classroom;
- Teacher training;
2) Environment - Key topics to address in Environment include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Climate change: ozone depletion, global warming, greenhouse gases;
- Biodiversity;
- Plant-based diets;
- Deforestation;
- Clean Water;
- Pollution;
3) Science - Key topics to address in Science include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Malnutrition;
- Antimicrobial resistance;
- Immunization and global vaccinations;
- Health care;
- Family planning;
- Diabetes;
4) Humanity - Key topics to address in Humanity include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Population growth;
- Income inequality and poverty;
- Conflict and war;
- LGBTQIA rights;
- Nationalism and white supremacy;
- Online privacy;
- Refugees and migration.

The Roddenberry Foundation sources ideas from all corners of the globe. The Foundation is looking for a well-thought-out plan with clear goals, specific metrics, and measurable impact.

Eligible candidates for the Prize may be individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, or social enterprises. To be eligible, all applicants must:
a) Be 18 years of age or older;
b) Submit an application in English;
c) Include completed responses to all required application questions;
d) Agree to all legal terms and conditions of the Prize grant program;
e) Be able to legally receive grant funding.

Utilize This Offer

Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity.

In response to Covid-19, we want to strongly encourage applications that address the range of societal, health, and economic repercussions of the pandemic.

The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Prize applications from individuals, non-profits, social enterprises, and B-corps.

Four awardees will receive $250,000 each.

Prize Round One Opens - March 4, 2020;
Prize Round One Deadline - April 10, 2020 by 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time;
Prize Round Two Opens - May 11, 2020;
Prize Round Two Deadline - June 5, 2020 by 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

For more information, please visit https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/roddenberry-prize/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 27
Mar 27

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Mar 28
Mar 28

Thanks, Ana. This one's always good:-) Wouldn't it be great to see someone on World Pulse get this!

Mar 28
Mar 28
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 28
Mar 28

Totally agree!

Jill Langhus
Mar 30
Mar 30

:-)

NI AYE
Apr 01
Apr 01

Dear sister Ana Isabel Paraguay
Thank you so much for the opportunity. One of our World Pulse friends submitted the application and she included me in her proposal . Can I apply for my own proposal then?
Best Regards
Ni Ni Aye

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 01
Apr 01

Hello.
Congrats.
Please visit the mentioned source (link) for more specific information.
Good luck!
Best.

NI AYE
Apr 01
Apr 01

Dear sister
Thank you so much again for quick reply. I have tried and started to write but I am not sure if I am eligible because it seemed to be one person cannot apply more than one time. I will keep writing and will see if it is OK or not. If it is not eligible , I will try for next time.
Best Regards
Ni Ni

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 03
Apr 03

For more information, please visit https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/roddenberry-prize/
Best,
Ana

NI AYE
Apr 05
Apr 05

Dear sister Ana Isabel
Thank you so much for your kind consideration .
Best Regards
Ni Ni