Welcome to Ford College Community Challenge

Ford College Community Challenge is designed to empower student teams to develop creative community-building projects addressing local needs, around the theme Making Lives Better.


Winning student proposals must consider, in a unique way, an identified community need, tied to one or more of three broad categories:


Participants are encouraged to think broadly and explore a variety of potential topics including (but not limited to) infrastructure and workforce needs, community and economic development, hunger and other basic needs, education and design issues, new approaches to student volunteerism etc.

Up to 3 Winning Proposals Will Be Selected To Receive A€5,000 Grant From Apadrina la Ciencia To Support Implementation Of The Proposed Projects

2021 Timeline

  • May-October 2021
    RFP distributed; proposal and budget template available
  • October 30, 2021, 5 p.m. CET
    Proposals due
  • November 2021
    Grant winners selected and publicly announced
  • December 2021-December 2022
    Projects implemented

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