The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of the 14th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet Request for Applications. This college student design competition highlights the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to research and develop sustainable solutions to real world challenges.
The P3 Award competition is a two-phase team competition. For the first phase, interdisciplinary student teams submit proposals to compete for $15,000 grants for project ideas addressing environmental solutions for a sustainable future. Recipients use the funding to research and develop their design projects during the academic year. In the spring, teams submit their designs, reports and proposals to compete for P3 Phase II grant funding of up to $75,000 to further the project design, implement it in the field, and move it to the marketplace.
P3 was developed to foster progress toward the three pillars of sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet - people, prosperity and the planet. EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability and supporting education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This solicitation is seeking applications in the research areas of energy, built environment, materials and chemicals and water.
For general information on how to apply, visit https://www.epa.gov/P3/
The P3 Student Design Competition is part of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program, which supports the development of science and tools to help communities make better decisions toward sustaining a healthy society and environment.