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Solar Desalination Prize - Contest 1 external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Energy - Solar Energy Technologies Office

Solar Desalination Prize - Contest 1

Accelerate the development of low-cost desalination systems that use solar-thermal power to produce clean drinking water from saltwater.

Open Until: 07/16/2020 03:00 PM ET

Air Force Synthetic Biology Challenge, Aerospace Fuels external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Defense

Air Force Synthetic Biology Challenge, Aerospace Fuels

Help the Air Force Research Laboratory to improve the performance of aerospace fuels using synthetic biology and biotechnology.

Open Until: 07/20/2020 11:59 PM ET

MGMWERX Space Case Study Prize Challenge details
Department of Defense - U.S. Air Force

MGMWERX Space Case Study Prize Challenge

Are you an up-and-coming subject matter expert in the space domain? Air University invites graduate-level students to share their knowledge....

Open Until: 07/21/2020 12:59 AM ET

Civic Innovation Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
National Science Foundation

Civic Innovation Challenge

A research and action competition in the smart and connected communities domain supporting ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects addressing community-identified priorities...

Open Until: 08/03/2020 05:00 PM ET

Automated Streams Analysis for Public Safety (ASAPS) Prize Challenge: Contest 1 details
Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology

Automated Streams Analysis for Public Safety (ASAPS) Prize Challenge: Contest 1

Develop tools and capabilities to detect and analyze emergency events from live streaming multimodal public safety data

Open Until: 08/07/2020 05:00 PM ET

NASA Challenge: A Common Restraint and Mobility Aid System for Multiple Gravity Environment external challenge site (opens in new window)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Challenge: A Common Restraint and Mobility Aid System for Multiple Gravity Environment

NASA is seeking to challenge the GrabCAD Community to design a common restraint and mobility aid system that works in...

Open Until: 08/17/2020 11:59 PM ET

NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge

Help NASA’s Human Landing System Program design a next generation space toilet capable of working in both microgravity and lunar...

Open Until: 08/17/2020 05:00 PM ET

GSA Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning End-User License Agreement Challenge 2020 details
General Services Administration

GSA Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning End-User License Agreement Challenge 2020

Create an artificial intelligence or machine learning solution to aid in the review of end-user license agreements.

Open Until: 08/20/2020 05:00 PM ET

Big Data Analysis Challenge - Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

Big Data Analysis Challenge - Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research

Use your big data analysis capabilities to help 6.5 million American adults living with heart failure

Open Until: 08/28/2020 12:00 PM ET

Project Streetlamp details
Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Project Streetlamp

Deploy AI/other technologies to help CFTC identify unregistered foreign entities so U.S. customers can make informed trade decisions.

Open Until: 09/04/2020 05:00 PM ET

Intelligent Forecasting: A Competition to Model Future Contraceptive Use details
U.S. Agency for International Development

Intelligent Forecasting: A Competition to Model Future Contraceptive Use

With this competition, we seek to identify and test more accurate methods of predicting future contraceptive use at health service...

Open Until: 09/08/2020 11:00 AM ET

Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness & social isolation (MENTAL) Health Innovation Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living

Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness & social isolation (MENTAL) Health Innovation Challenge

Develop a software platform that increases awareness of, access to and use of social engagement technologies and programming to help...

Open Until: 09/08/2020 05:00 PM ET

AHRQ Cross-Sectional Innovation to Improve Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge external challenge site (opens in new window)
Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ Cross-Sectional Innovation to Improve Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge

Do you have a success story or program proposal that can help rural communities improve care for postpartum mental health...

Open Until: 09/15/2020 05:00 PM ET

Rodeo II - Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting details
NOAA - National Integrated Drought Information System

Rodeo II - Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting

Closing the Gap on Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting.

Open Until: 10/01/2020 12:00 AM ET

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge 2020 Reduction to Practice (3-D ROC 2020) details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge 2020 Reduction to Practice (3-D ROC 2020)

Build your vision of the future.

Open Until: 10/02/2020 02:00 PM ET

Rural Tech Project details
Department of Education

Rural Tech Project

Prepare your students for the careers of today and tomorrow: Bring distance learning enabled, competency-based technology instruction to your community....

Open Until: 10/08/2020 05:59 PM ET

Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge details
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge

Help sustain America’s reservoirs. We’re looking for ways to remove sedimentation that regularly accumulates in reservoirs.

Open Until: 10/20/2020 05:00 PM ET

Inclusive Design Challenge details
Department of Transportation

Inclusive Design Challenge

Designing solutions to enable people with disabilities to use automated vehicles

Open Until: 10/30/2020 05:00 PM ET

CHARIoT Challenge - Advancing First Responder Communications details
Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology

CHARIoT Challenge - Advancing First Responder Communications

The CHARIoT Challenge is a 4-Phase, dual track competition that offers up to $1.1 million in cash prizes, with a...

Open Until: 11/18/2020 05:00 PM ET

Digital Solutions to Support Care Transitions Challenge details
Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Digital Solutions to Support Care Transitions Challenge

Can you help develop interoperable health information technology (IT) solutions that engage patients and family caregivers during care transitions from...

Open Until: 11/20/2020 05:00 PM ET

CO2 Conversion Challenge Phase 2 details
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

CO2 Conversion Challenge Phase 2

Get Out of Your Element

Open Until: 11/30/2020 06:00 PM ET

Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals details
Department of Health and Human Services

Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals

Opportunity to create and modernize health IT platforms to foster connections between health care systems and community based organizations in...

Open Until: 12/07/2020 05:00 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 in Biomedical and Behavioral Science details
Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

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

NIH seeks to recognize academic institutions for institutional approaches that have clearly succeeded in addressing faculty gender diversity and equity...

Open Until: 04/16/2021 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

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