EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 3:00 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 16th Annual P3 Awards focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) is a collegiate design competition promoting the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address environmental challenges and develop real-world solutions. This Request for Applications (RFA) is seeking applications in the research areas of Air Quality, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, and Chemical Safety.

The P3 program is a two-phase team competition. For the first phase, interdisciplinary student teams compete for one-year grants of up to $25,000 for project ideas addressing environmental solutions. Recipients use the funding to research and develop their design projects during the academic year. In the spring, Phase I Teams attend the National Student Design Expo to showcase their projects and designs. Phase I teams are eligible to compete for Phase II funding of up to $100,000 to implement their projects in a real-world setting.

For general information on how to apply, visit the competition website.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2018.