Creating global impact? Enter U21's RISE Competition! Apply by Oct. 6, exciting prizes!
Do you have an active project that's focused on creating global impact? Are you looking for additional support and resources to grow your reach? Apply now to win University of Maryland's nomination for the international Universitas21 (U21) RISE Competition!
WHAT IS 'RISE'?
U21’s RISE (Real Impact on Society & Environment) is an international showcase of student achievement in sustainability and social innovation designed to accelerate the scale and impact of student-led projects by connecting them with a network of experts in academia and industry. RISE welcomes current projects that focus on global challenges - such as affordable and clean energy, gender equality, quality education, or clean water and sanitation - as outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
UMD is one of 27 members of the U21 network, which brings together research-intensive universities from six continents to exchange knowledge and perspectives. To select University of Maryland’s nominee for the official, international RISE Competition, the Do Good Institute and the Office of International Affairs are hosting this preliminary, campus-wide contest.
Current students and recent graduates (December 2017 or later) are eligible to apply. For details on what types and stages of projects qualify, see the U21 RISE guidelines (an infographic from the RISE guidelines is shared below).