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.
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;
- 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;
- Plant-based diets;
- Clean Water;
3) Science - Key topics to address in Science include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Antimicrobial resistance;
- Immunization and global vaccinations;
- Health care;
- Family planning;
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.
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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/