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Funding Opportunity: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Sponsor: EPA
Title: 18th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet; EPA-G2021-P3
Deadline: Full Proposal Deadline: February 9, 2021 (10:59PM Central)
Funding range: Phase I grants: Up to $25,000 (1-year); No cost share; Phase I awardees may apply for $100,000 additional Phase II funding
Topics: The EPA (P3) Award Program seeks student teams proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. All applications should clearly articulate how the proposed project/design will result in pollution prevention and/or control. The link to pollution prevention should be direct such as reduction in air emissions from a more efficient engine design. Applications should also consider the lifecycle environmental impacts of the project, including (if applicable) materials management, minimizing pollution, minimizing toxicity of materials, efficient use of water and energy and minimizing the impacts of disposal. Applicants must address a research area listed below in their Phase I applications. Subtopic detail provided in the solicitation.


  1. Air Quality (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2021-P3-Q1)
  2. Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2021-P3-Q2)
  3. Sustainable and Healthy Communities (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2021-P3-Q3)
  4. Chemical Safety (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2021-P3-Q4)