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West Houston Institute Grand Challenge

Submit Your Project Proposal!

All Houston Community College students are invited to submit proposals for the West Houston Institute IDEAS Academy Project Homeworld Challenge. Read through the process below and complete your submission by the deadline.

Important Dates

September 21, 2020 – Application process open for submissions

December 11, 2020 – Project proposal submission due by 11:59pm

Proposal Guidelines

  • Project proposals must have at least two team members in addition to the project lead
  • All team members must be Houston Community College students in good standing and currently enrolled in credit coursework
  • Proposal must be in one of the following categories:
    • Products & Services
    • Community & Civic Engagement
    • Public Art & Cultural Works
    • Scientific Research & Design
  • Proposal must include a connection to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development
  • Budget for projects should be within the $1,000 grant amount

Steps to Submission

  1. Read through the Project Homeworld Challenge details page for information on project theme and categories
  2. Download and use the IDEAS Academy Project Canvas to plan the elements of your project
  3. Submit your project proposal using the online form by the deadline
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For more information:

For questions about the challenge or more information about IDEAS Academy, email Jordan Carswell, Program Director, IDEAS Academy & Studio.