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Join the 2021 UChicago RISC Social Innovation Challenge!

The Center for RISC at the University of Chicago is seeking the best implementable ideas to improve animal welfare. In addition to winning first place in the 2021 UChicago RISC Social Innovation Challenge, the team with the best idea gets to grab a beer (or coffee, or cucumber water, or whatever) with Freakonomics coauthor and RISC Faculty Director Steve Levitt over Zoom.

Most importantly, at RISC, it is our job to use the best ideas to make real world change. If we’re excited by your idea and think we can help, our highly-skilled team will work with you to make it a reality.

We know everybody loves a good challenge, so we are limiting submissions to only one page! How compelling can you make a concise case for your idea?

Submit your idea soon! The deadline is 11:59p CT on January 31st.

Winner(s) will be announced February 16th.

You can learn more at this link, including our proposal submission portal (NB: it is different from the idea submission portal on this website!).