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Grand Challenges Grants

Grand Challenge Institutional Grants

The University of Maryland takes on humanity’s grand challenges, setting forth an ambitious agenda and vision to move our institution fearlessly forward in the pursuit of excellence and impact for the public good. Our university is a world-class institution with ideas, interests and capabilities that can profoundly impact and improve our communities and the world. This has been true throughout our history, and will continue into our future as a strategic commitment in Fearlessly Forward: the University of Maryland Strategic Plan.  

The University of Maryland is pleased to announce the Grand Challenges Grants Program — the largest and most comprehensive program of its type ever introduced at our university. Up to $30 million dollars in institutional investments will be available to fund programs, initiatives and projects designed to impact enduring and emerging societal issues, such as climate change, social injustice, global health, education disparities, poverty, and threats to our democracy.

The Grand Challenges Grants Program has two distinct components:

Learn more about the Grand Challenges Grants Program below:

We are very excited to partner with units across campus and can’t wait to see how the proposals generated through this program move our campus, state, nation and world fearlessly forward.

Jennifer King Rice
Senior Vice President and Provost

Gregory F. Ball
Vice President for Research

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