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Competition for Research Ideas to Address Real-World Challenges (UK)

The Open University (OU) has announced the launch of its Open Societal Challenges Programme, Challenge Us!

This new initiative seeks innovative research ideas that tackle real-world problems facing people across the UK and worldwide.

The programmes will focus on the themes of:

  • Tackling Inequalities
  • Living Well
  • Sustainability

Applications will be accepted from OU students and recent graduates, UK charities, and businesses based in Milton Keynes.

Grants of at least £25,000 will be awarded, with at least one winner selected per stream.

The competition will open on the 1st March 2024 and close on the 15th May 2024.


Useful Links:

Guidelines – OU Students

Guidelines – Charities

Guidelines - Milton Keynes Businesses

25th January 2024