Roddenberry Prize 2020 Global Competition for Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs (Up to $1M prize)
Deadline: April 10, 2020
Applications are open for the Roddenberry Prize 2020. Launched in 2016, the $1M Roddenberry Prize is a global competition to crowdsource innovative solutions to issues that demand audacious, far-reaching, and scalable responses.
The Roddenberry Prize seeks to highlight extraordinary organizations and support their efforts towards greater impact; seek out creative approaches from diverse members of our global community; and inspire others to take innovative and creative approaches to global problems.
The Roddenberry Prize is a call for big, bold solutions from anyone, anywhere that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape. Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity.
- Four awardees will receive $250,000 each.
- The top organizations in each issue area that are not awarded a prize will be recognized publicly as Finalists.
The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Prize applications from individuals, non-profits, social enterprises, and B-corps who meet all of the following:
- Individuals who are 18 years of age or older
- Organizations or institutions with a budget of $10mil or less
- Organizations whose work focuses on Education, Science, the Environment, or Humanity
- Have submitted an application in English
- Complete responses to all required application questions
- Agree to all legal terms and conditions of the Prize grant program
- Be able to legally receive grant funding
They are looking for a well-thought-out plan with clear goals, specific metrics, and measurable impact. They are also looking for solutions that are:
- Innovative: Approaches or strategies that innovate on existing models — What makes this different from and better than other solutions? What are you building on?
- Impactful: Solutions that have potential for outsized, tangible impact — What will you achieve? Will it affect a significant percentage of people?
- Visionary: Solutions that are ambitious in terms of their potential for impact and growth — Is the scope of the vision “big and bold”?
- And where the applicant has a Track Record: Applicant has demonstrated success and achieved tangible impact in a relevant field — Can you point to achieving goals? Do you have a deep understanding of the issues?