Global Engagement Opportunities

The Good Money Challenge

The Good Money Challenge is a funding competition for innovative ideas and business ventures that have a social or environmental impact.The Good Money Challenge recognizes the innovative ideas and passionate people who can use money to make a difference. The top 10 finalists will make a live pitch in front of judges and the community for a change to take home a share of $25K. Apply today! Deadline: September 15, 2015. Disabilities Impact ChallengePhoto of a person's hand next to two robotic hands is looking for your biggest and best ideas for how technology can expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. They are putting forward 20 million in grant funding toward this goal, some of which may be awarded to organizations identified through this call for ideas. Send them your idea! Deadline: September 30, 2015.

Development Innovation Ventures

Apply for the Lab's Development Innovation Ventures (DIV). DIV looks for compelling new development solutions in a year-round competition, rigorously tests them, and helps scale those that are proven successful to reach millions of beneficiaries around the world. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Development Innovation Ventures LIVE

DIV: LIVE is a live pitch competition that seeks innovations that aim to solve the world's most intractable development challenges through demonstrated impact and cost-effectiveness. The competition will be held on August 26th in Amman, Jordan and will include a live audience with other potential investors and relevant stakeholders. Selected innovators will pitch their development solution to be considered for a grant ranging from $100K to $1,500,000+ USD.

Website banner and logo for the Young Mind Awards - Celebrating Student Achievement in Design Engineering and R&D2015 Young Mind Awards

Now accepting entries! This is a global competition showcasing design engineering and research and development excellence. Winning students and teams will be awarded a total of $75,000! Click here to learn more and start your entry.

Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas

The purpose of the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas is to identify and fund the most outstanding project, proposed by a member of the MSU Honors College, which will serve dire human needs in countries other than the U.S. The grants must be used within a 12-month period to make an impact that will help alleviate dire human needs. Applications are due by February 25. If the 25th falls on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday.

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Click here to learn more about the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants selection criteria and application procedure. (PDF)