Announcing the Results: Meet the Winner
Challenge Timeline
Stay informed about key dates and deadlines.
Competition Period
Review Period
Selection Period
Implementation Period
Competition Period
Launch & Assessment
December 6, 2022

Prospective participants are invited to learn more and determine their fit for the Pitt Sustainability Challenge.

Competition Period
Registration Deadline
March 8, 2023

Prior to submitting an application, participants must complete registration no later than Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

Competition Period
Application Deadline
April 5, 2023

Applications will be accepted for several weeks after registration has closed. All applications are due no later than Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

Review Period
Administrative Review
April 2023

Over a period of several weeks, the Pitt Sustainability Challenge team will review each submission to ensure it complies with application requirements and rules.

Review Period
Evaluation Panel
May 2023

All eligible applications will move to the Evaluation Panel, which will score and provide feedback on their assigned submissions using the scoring rubric (scores are normalized for fairness).

Selection Period
Selection of Finalists
June 2023

The Pitt Sustainability Challenge Planning Team will review the top-scoring submissions and select and announce up to five Finalists which will prepare to pitch their ideas at a live event on campus.

Selection Period
Finalists Preparation
Summer 2023

Finalists will review the feedback from the Evaluation Panel provided on their applications and prepare to pitch their ideas in person.

Selection Period
Grant Award
September 2023

Finalists will publicly pitch to the Selection Committee, which will select the awardee of the $300,000 grant.

Implementation Period
Project Executed
Winter 2023 - Winter 2025

In partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, the Awardee will implement their project over the course of 1-2 years.

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