100&Change

Sponsor:

The MacArthur Foundation

Deadline:

Must register on the 100&Change website by September 2, 2016

Proposals due by October 3, 2016

Summary:

A new competition launched today will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s competition, called 100&Change, is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.

“Solving society’s most pressing problems isn’t easy, but we believe it can be done,” said MacArthur President Julia Stasch. “Potential solutions may go unnoticed or under resourced and are waiting to be brought to scale. Every three years, we plan to award $100 million to help make one of these solutions a reality. Through 100&Change, we want to inspire, encourage, and support other people’s ideas, here in our hometown Chicago, across the nation and around the world, about how to address major challenges and enable real progress toward a solution.”

The selection process for 100&Change is rigorous, fair, and transparent. Each valid proposal will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges from a variety of fields, and evaluated according to a strict set of criteria designed to favor proposals that maximize measurable impact in their chosen areas. Participants will receive feedback on their proposals from the judges.

“We believe that 100&Change can have a ripple effect beyond what a single $100 million grant enables,” said Cecilia Conrad, MacArthur’s Managing Director leading the competition. “Setting audacious goals is inspiring. Clear evidence of impact can encourage other funders to invest in solvable problems more broadly, and applicants who do not receive the $100 million grant will still receive valuable feedback on and attention to their ideas.”

Eligibility:

The Competition Sponsor welcomes Applications from eligible organizations or entities that have a recognized legal existence and structure under applicable law (State, Federal, or Country) and that are in good standing in the jurisdiction under which they are organized. The following types of organizations are eligible:

  • An organization under section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) that has received a tax determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).
  • A private foundation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRC that has received a tax determination letter from the IRS.
  • A for-profit corporation organized under the laws of a State in the United States.
  • A benefit corporation, flexible purpose organization, or similar “hybrid” organization organized under the laws of a State in the United States.
  • A limited liability company or partnership organized under the laws of a State in the United States.
  • An organization organized under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction which has received a tax determination letter from the IRS or has been determined to be the equivalent of a section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2) organization by NGO Source or the MacArthur Foundation for which an equivalency determination has not expired.
  • An entity that is recognized under the law of the applicable jurisdiction as a non-governmental organization, an educational organization, a charitable organization, a social welfare organization, a not-for-profit organization, or similar-type entity that is not a for-profit organization or government agency.
  • A for-profit entity organized and in good standing under the laws of the local jurisdiction in which it operates.

Available Funding:

$100 million

Number of Awards: 1

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.100andchange.org/

Seeking New Insights and Potential Sources of New Entrepreneurial Growth: Women

Sponsor:

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Deadline:

August 15, 2015

Summary:

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is seeking research proposals that generate knowledge and expertise that can feed joint learning, innovative practices, and evidence-based policymaking for successful entrepreneurship and the financing of entrepreneurial ventures by women (and men).

Eligibility:

The Kauffman Foundation will consider proposals from U.S.-based institutions only. All international applicants must be partnered with a U.S.-based institution or have a U.S.-arm of their institution.

Available Funding:

Not Listed

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.kauffman.org/blogs/growthology/2015/06/women-call-for-proposals

NYU Global Seed Grants for Collaborative Research Program

Sponsor:

New York University

Deadline:

October 19, 2015

Summary:

The Office of the Provost of NYU, together with the Provosts of NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, announce an open competition for a new research seed fund to support multi-campus/global research collaborations. The purpose of this program is to support research that strengthens collaborations between the schools at NYU in New York and the portal campuses at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, to develop research capacity across NYU campuses, to gain outlook and knowledge in international settings, and possibly to serve as a platform for obtaining future extramural funding.

Eligibility:

All tenured and tenure track faculty in all NYU academic units are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators. Arts Professors of all ranks are also eligible to apply as PI’s. Other full-time faculty who have PI status to conduct research in their portal campus are eligible to apply as PI’s, and all full-time faculty may participate as project team members.

Proposals require at least two Principal Investigators from at least two separate campuses.

Proposals will be accepted in any academic discipline represented at the University and from any academic unit including the NYU School of Medicine.

Available Funding:

Proposals may request project funding from $20,000 to $75,000 per year for a project period of up to two years.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/provost/documents/Research/GlobalSeedGrantGuidelines.pdf