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5 Jan 2022

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Taking Action: COVID-19 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Challenge

Identifying systemic strategies to address long-term impacts of COVID-19 on DEI in STEM.

NSF is seeking submissions in a 3-page narrative format describing the steps that IHEs have taken, or will take, to mitigate the long-term negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on DEI in STEM.

Submission period:

Open until 01/30/22 08:59 PM PST

Challenge type:Ideas

Total cash prizes:


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American-Made Challenges

Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize - Pathways to an Inclusive Energy Future

Through the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize, DOE aims to fund organizations for ongoing and/or proposed activities related to climate and clean energy that support, build trust, and strengthen relationships and partnerships with disadvantaged communities. Specifically, this prize seeks to enable and enhance business and technology incubation, acceleration, and other community-based and university-based entrepreneurship and innovation in climate and clean energy technologies.


Up to 10 organizations will share a total prize pool of up to $2.5 million.

Prize Closes: 5 p.m. ET on February 25, 2022

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First Responder UAS Triple Challenge 3.1: FastFind - UAS Search Optimized 

Enhancing search & rescue via improved UAS image detection & navigation techniques

Submission period:

Phase 2 open until 05/06/22 08:59 PM PDT

Challenge type:Technology demonstration and hardware

Total cash prizes:


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