2013 Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge – Deadline April 15

March 14, 2013

The National Science Foundation has announced a prize contest for graduate students, asking for innovative ideas about graduate education. Individuals or teams of current graduate students are eligible.  Contest winners will be awarded cash prizes from $1000 to $3000. Submissions close on April 15th. Entries are solicited for ideas with the potential to improve graduate education and professional development. Ideas can be directed toward, for example, students, faculty, departments, institutions, professional societies, and/or federal agencies. Make your voice heard on STEM graduate education!

Be sure to include the following elements in your submission:

  1. The title of your submission (150 characters or less)
  2. The issue in graduate education you wish to address
  3. Your solution or idea
  4. How your idea will change graduate education


  • Who: Currently enrolled STEM graduate students (see additional eligibility criteria)
  • What: A 1000 to 1500 word submission responding to this challenge
  • Where: Online submission
  • When: Entries must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on April 15, 2013

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