Big Ideas annual contest and info sessions at UCSB

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Friday, October 25, 2019 11:23 AM

Big Ideas is awarding up to $20,000 for your social-impact big idea through the Big Ideas Contest! Big Ideas is an innovation competition between all the UC campuses that offers education, structure, funding and validation to bring your idea to life. Since its founding at UC Berkeley in 2005, Big Ideas has grown to become one of the largest and most diverse social innovation competitions in the country. It has inspired innovative, interdisciplinary, and high-impact student-led projects aimed at solving problems that matter to this generation. These social ventures include for-profit enterprises, non-profit organizations, and community based initiatives, all of which are supported through the nine-month application process with a comprehensive suite of resources, including mentorship, expert advising, and workshops.

Proposal Deadline: a 3-page (1,600 word max) pre-proposal is due November 20, 2019.
Final Round: Application video and written proposal are due March 13, 2020. 

Whether you have an idea, or believe you can be an asset to a team, please join the Big Ideas team for an info session to meet potential teammates, hone your idea, and begin the transformation from something small into something BIG.

Info Session (2320 Girvetz Hall)

  • Tuesday, October 29, 7pm

Advising Hours: Come ask questions or get personalized help with your application!

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 12pm-2pm in the Transfer Center in the library
  • Thursdays 9am-10:45pm in Girvetz Hall 2316

For any questions, please contact UCSB's Innovation Ambassadors, Catherine Scanlon and Will Howard.