New Research Funding Opportunity - 19th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet Request for Applications (RFA) Webinar
Date and Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
19th Annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) National Student Design Competition Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar
Open/Close Dates: August 11, 2021 – October 27, 2021
Informational Webinar: Wednesday September 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program, is seeking Phase I applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real-world challenges that respond to the needs of people across the U.S, including those in small, rural, tribal, and disadvantaged communities. This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address environmental challenges and develop real-world solutions. EPA is looking for research in the areas of air quality, safe and sustainable water resources, sustainable and healthy communities, and chemical safety.
About EPA’s P3 Program:
EPA’s 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 summer, Phase I Teams are invited to 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.
P3 was developed to foster progress by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity, and protection of the planet. EPA’s P3 program offers technical solutions to environmental challenges while supporting education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These grants propel the next generation of scientists, engineers, and researchers to think critically about current environmental changes and develop innovative solutions.
Register for the Informational Webinar
Date: Wednesday September 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Join us for an informational webinar on the 19th Annual P3 Phase I RFA. Learn about EPA’s P3 program, topics in this year’s funding opportunity, and how to apply. EPA P3 program experts will be available to answer questions following the presentation. A copy of the webinar presentation will be available at www.epa.gov/P3 for those unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.
For general information on how to apply, visit https://www.epa.gov/P3/how-apply-p3-grant.
The P3 Student Design Competition is part of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program, which supports the development of science and tools to help communities make better decisions toward a healthy society and environment.