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October 21, 2013

Nov 5 | Apply Now for the Big Ideas@Berkeley Contest!!

Nov 5 | Apply Now for the Big Ideas@Berkeley Contest!!

Pre-proposal Deadline 11/5, 5pm (PST)

Big Ideas@Berkeley is annual innovation contest on the UC Berkeley campus that provides funding, support and inspiration to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students who have creative solutions to address pressing social challenges. Its mission is to support students’ ingenious first attempts at social change and mentor students as their ideas take flight. By seeking out and supporting innovative proposals, Big Ideas has helped contest winners make an impact all over the world. Each year the Contest awards up to $300,000 to students with Big Ideas!

This year’s competition features 9 categories that UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply to:

· Creative Expression for Social Justice
· Clean & Sustainable Energy Alternatives
· Financial Capability
· Global Poverty Alleviation
· Improving Student Life
· Information Technology for Society
· Open Data
· Promoting Human Rights
· Scaling Up Big Ideas

Pre-proposal submissions are due by November 5th, 2013.

For further information on rules, eligibility, guidelines and events, please visit the Big Ideas website:

We look forward to hearing your Big Ideas!

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