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


  • July-November 2022
    RFP distributed; proposal and budget template available
  • January 31, 2023, 5 p.m. CET
    Extended deadline to January 31, 2023
    Proposals due
  • February 2023
    Grant winners selected and publicly announced
  • February 2023-December 2023
    Projects implemented