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$7,000 (€5,000) Grant From Apadrina la Ciencia To Support Implementation Of The Proposed Projects

2020 Timeline

  • July-November 2020
    RFP distributed; proposal and budget template available
  • November 15, 2020, 5p.m., CET
    Proposals due
  • November 2020
    Grant winners selected and publicly announced
  • December 2020-November 2021
    Projects implemented

Ready To Apply?

The 2020 Challenge has closed. Thank you for your interest. Check back for news of these projects and 2021 opportunities.

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