The President’s Challenge has been developed in partnership with the Johnson Controls Foundation to provide a two-year grant worth $250,000 for one interdisciplinary, collaborative proposal that seeks to change the trajectory of lives in the community by addressing one or more of the critical areas in which neighborhood inequities exist, including health, education, safety, housing, transportation, and economic prosperity.
Since the President’s Challenge requires interdisciplinary, collaborative proposals, interested parties will receive help connecting through interest forms. Faculty, staff, students, and community partners are invited to fill out their respective online forms with their contact information and an issue they are interested in addressing. The online forms should be completed no later than Friday, April 13.
Once the data has been collected from the online forms, the information will be aggregated then shared with all interested faculty members. At that time they will be invited to reach out to staff, students, and organizations to explore a possible partnership by Tuesday, May 1.
More information on the grant opportunity, including the criteria and timeline are available online.