MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Pre-Proposal Deadline
In 2017, the MacArthur Foundation challenged the world to dream large, announcing a global competition, 100&Change, to solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. In 2018, the Foundation awarded $100 million to Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to educate children displaced by conflict and persecution in the Middle East. Additionally, MacArthur decided to award additional $15 million grants to three competition finalists: Catholic Relief Services, HarvestPlus, and Rice 360° Institute for Global Health (Rice University) to further advance their work.
It is important to note that the MacArthur Foundation funding under 100&Change is not intended to provide primary support for basic or applied research; rather the Foundation places a high priority on approaches with a demonstrated success that will scale and could move a solution to a significant problem from ideation to implementation. It is also critical that the project authentically engages stakeholders in the communities the solution will benefit.
Internal Competition Details
MSU intends to select one proposal for submission to the 100&Change program.
Investigators interested in participating should prepare a white paper for submission following the guidelines below.
Please email white papers to Melissa Buell, , by noon, March 8, 2019.
- White Paper Guidelines
- Presentation slides from February 11 overview meeting
- MacArthur Foundation video submitted from MSU in 2017
There are additional resources you may wish to consider prior to the internal competition:
On February 28, 2019, the MacArthur Foundation announced the 100&Change Competition details for 2019.
Follow this link to read the full press release.
The MacArthur Foundation will begin accepting applications online on April 30, and will close the application process August of 2019. MSU investigators, however, must submit their white paper for an internal competition by March 8 (see details above).