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Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4 Challenge) details
Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4 Challenge)

Innovations in Pediatric Primary Care to Improve Child Health

Open Until: 03/15/2021 05:00 PM ET

Watts on the Moon - Phase 1 details
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Watts on the Moon - Phase 1

Open Until: 03/25/2021 05:00 PM ET

NHLBI Hope for Sickle Cell Disease Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Health

NHLBI Hope for Sickle Cell Disease Challenge

Foster awareness of Sickle Cell Disease

Open Until: 03/26/2021 11:59 PM ET

ENACT Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

ENACT Challenge

Enabling Network Architecture for Collaborative Technologies

Open Until: 04/02/2021 11:59 PM ET

2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge details
Department of Energy - Energy Programs

2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Want to design buildings that help address the most pressing needs of our time? Love the thrill of competing with...

Open Until: 04/15/2021 05:00 PM ET

NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity

NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science

Open Until: 04/16/2021 05:00 PM ET

Community College Innovation Challenge details
National Science Foundation

Community College Innovation Challenge

Seeking community college student innovators to develop STEM solutions to real-world problems

Open Until: 04/20/2021 11:59 PM ET

Detect to Protect Challenge Phase 1 external challenge site (opens in new window)
US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service

Detect to Protect Challenge Phase 1

A Live Animal Test for Chronic Wasting Disease

Open Until: 04/23/2021 11:50 PM ET

American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize details
Department of Energy

American-Made Challenges E-ROBOT Prize

Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT)

Open Until: 05/12/2021 05:00 PM ET

Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires external challenge site (opens in new window)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires

Seeking innovative solutions for reducing indoor air pollution due to wildfire smoke and high pollution events

Open Until: 05/17/2021 11:59 PM ET

Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge details
Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division

Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

Help public safety agencies share data while protecting privacy.

Open Until: 05/17/2021 07:59 PM ET

2021 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

2021 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge

NIBIB is challenging undergraduate student teams to develop technology solutions to unmet healthcare needs

Open Until: 06/01/2021 11:59 PM ET

EcoTox TARGET Challenge details
Environmental Protection Agency

EcoTox TARGET Challenge

Develop high quality, low-cost tools that assess global gene expression in common aquatic toxicity test organisms

Open Until: 06/15/2021 11:59 PM ET

Break the Ice Phase 1 details
NASA

Break the Ice Phase 1

NASA’s Break the Ice Lunar Challenge seeks to incentivize innovative approaches for excavating icy regolith and delivering water in extreme...

Open Until: 06/18/2021 11:59 PM ET

Water America's Crops Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Water America's Crops Challenge

Help us improve the reliability of water delivery for America’s crops by advancing methods to reduce water seepage in canals...

Open Until: 06/24/2021 05:00 PM ET

Imperfection Detection: Detect Me If You Can external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Imperfection Detection: Detect Me If You Can

Seeking portable tools to non-destructively evaluate the condition of existing fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite structures

Open Until: 06/24/2021 05:00 PM ET

Synthetic Health Data Challenge details
Department of Health & Human Services - Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Synthetic Health Data Challenge

Create and test novel solutions to further cultivate Synthea™ capabilities and the synthetic data it generates for healthcare and research...

Open Until: 07/13/2021 05:00 PM ET

Deep Space Food Challenge Phase 1 details
NASA

Deep Space Food Challenge Phase 1

Help Feed the Next Generation of Space Explorers!

Open Until: 07/30/2021 06:00 PM ET

Streamflow Forecast Rodeo external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Streamflow Forecast Rodeo

Improving short-term streamflow forecast skill.

Open Until: 09/30/2021 09:00 PM ET

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge

Create breakthrough technologies and capabilities for underground operations.

Open Until: 09/30/2021 12:00 AM ET

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC), Phase III details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC), Phase III

Build your vision of the future.

Open Until: 06/01/2022 02:00 PM ET