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P3 Student Design Competition

Informational Webinar: How to Apply for an EPA P3 Grant

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Thursday 11/08/2018 2:00PM to 3:30PM EST
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Thursday 11/08/2018 2:00PM EST


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EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Program's 16th Annual P3 Awards solicitation is now open!

Join us for an informational webinar on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 16th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Request for Applications (RFA). Learn about EPA’s P3 program, topics in this year’s funding opportunity, and how to apply. EPA P3 program experts will be available to answer questions during a question & answer (Q&A) session following the presentation. A copy of the webinar presentation will be available at  for those interested applicants unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.

Date: Nov. 8, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

Webinar Objectives:

  • Learn about the P3 Program
  • Review topics of open 2019 P3 Phase I RFA
  • Learn how to apply for a P3 grant
  • Share frequently asked questions

P3 Research Topic Areas:

  • Air Quality
  • Safe and Sustainable Water Resources
  • Sustainable and Healthy Communities, and
  • Chemical Safety

EPA P3 Program

Through EPA’s P3 program, college students can benefit people, promote prosperity, and protect the planet by designing environmental solutions that move us toward a sustainable future. This year’s P3 Phase I RFA is open until Dec. 11, 2018.

The P3 program is a two-phase team competition. For the first phase, interdisciplinary student teams compete for one-year grants of up to $25,000 for project ideas addressing environmental solutions.  Recipients use the funding to research and develop their design projects during the academic year. In the spring, Phase I Teams attend the National Student Design Expo to showcase their projects and designs.  Phase I teams are eligible to compete for Phase II funding of up to $100,000 to implement their projects in a real-world setting. 

This research is supported by EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program, which provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance.

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