Here, members of the public compete to help the U.S. government solve problems big and small. Browse through challenges and submit your ideas for a chance to win.
MIT COVID-19 Challenge Beat the Pandemic IIBuild solutions to beat the pandemic: Address the most pressing and current issues in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Open Until: 05/26/2020 11:59 PM ET
$100,000 for a Start a SUD Startup Challenge, 2020 Spring EditionTest the premise of research ideas that can be fostered into biotech startups
Open Until: 05/26/2020 05:00 PM ET
Exploring Hell - Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork RoverTo explore the daunting surface of Venus, NASA needs an innovative obstacle avoidance sensor for its mechanical clockwork rover.
Open Until: 05/29/2020 05:00 PM ET
2020 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) ChallengeThe National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering is challenging undergraduate teams to develop technology solutions to unmet healthcare needs....
Open Until: 06/01/2020 11:59 PM ET
NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge Non-invasive Diagnostics for Global HealthDevelop diagnostic technologies for sickle cell disease, malaria, and anemia, and other high-impact diseases
Open Until: 06/02/2020 05:00 PM ET
COVID-19 3D Maker ChallengeTeams of subject-matter experts will develop innovative solutions to challenges frontline essential workers encounter in their fight against COVID-19.
Open Until: 06/07/2020 05:00 PM ET
Truth Challenge V2 - Calling Variants from Short and Long Reads in Difficult-to-Map RegionsAssess variant calling pipeline performance on a common frame of reference consisting of difficult-to-map regions, segmental duplications, and the Major...
Open Until: 06/07/2020 11:59 PM ET
Honey, I Shrunk the NASA PayloadGive a tiny bot a new set of tools to explore the moon. Share your ideas for a mini payload...
Open Until: 06/08/2020 05:00 PM ET
NCATS Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! 2020 ChallengeFind innovative ways to communicate about rare diseases through social media or art.
Open Until: 06/15/2020 05:00 PM ET
ED.gov Redesign ChallengeSeeking creative web design prototypes for ED.gov that utilize innovations in layout, typography, animation, illustration, video, and photography.
Open Until: 06/15/2020 05:00 PM ET
Air Force Synthetic Biology ChallengeAFRL is looking for synthetic biology solutions to reduce the cost and improve the quality of Aerospace Thermosets.
Open Until: 06/15/2020 11:59 PM ET
STEM DIVE Video Challenge – Diversity and Inclusion Video ExhibitionSubmit videos that showcase innovative ways to forge partnerships that increase diversity and inclusion in the STEM workforce
Open Until: 06/25/2020 11:00 PM ET
Network Detection of Adversarial Campaigns using Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningAdversarial campaign detection utilizing state-of-the-art AI/ML at the network layer
Open Until: 06/30/2020 05:00 PM ET
VHA Innovation Ecosystem and precisionFDA COVID-19 Risk Factor Modeling ChallengeDevelop artificial intelligence and machine learning models to predict COVID-19 patient health outcomes using synthetic veteran health records.
Open Until: 06/30/2020 11:59 PM ET
Civic Innovation ChallengeA 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: 07/01/2020 05:00 PM ET
Automated Streams Analysis for Public Safety (ASAPS) Prize Challenge: Contest 1Develop 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
Big Data Analysis Challenge - Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure ResearchUse 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
Rodeo II - Sub-Seasonal Climate ForecastingClosing 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)Build your vision of the future.
Open Until: 10/02/2020 02:00 PM ET
CHARIoT Challenge - Advancing First Responder CommunicationsThe 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 ChallengeCan 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
Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care ReferralsOpportunity 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
NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral ScienceNIH 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
DARPA Subterranean (SubT) ChallengeCreate breakthrough technologies and capabilities for underground operations.
Open Until: 09/30/2021 12:00 AM ET