2022 Online Moonshot’s Awards in USA

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 1
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    All countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 57126
  • Funding Type Partially Funded
  • Duration September - November
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Opportunity Description

The Moonshot Platform is a community creating opportunities for young leaders, innovators, and improvement-seekers who wish to positively bring changes to their communities.

The Moonshot Platform Award 2022 is to support start-up businesses, incredible movements, and non-profit initiative organizations to become world changers through project competition relevant to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). 

The primary goal of the award is to recognize brilliant change-makers and young founders. This reward will help them to step closer to UN SDGs and encourage them in sustainable development. The award winners will benefit from cash prizes, creating networks, and joining the Moonshot Youth Leaders Acceleration Camp. 

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There are several types of Moonshot Awards that are as follows: 

  1. Moonshot Idea Award: This award is for SDGs-related technologically innovative projects. The theme of projects can be arts, humanities, natural sciences, and ethics with evolutionary developments. Those aged between 15-25 years with new ideas serving other digital fellows can apply for this award. 

The first position holder will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Also, the first, second, and third position holders will receive an invitation to join Moonshot Young Leaders Acceleration Camp. The organization will provide you with world-class room and board and expert mentors.   

  1. Moonshot Start-up Award: This SDGs-related technological innovation is for small businesses with effective protentional. The organization will empower them to bring positive changes to the world. The firms that receive formal funds are explicitly supported.  

Start-ups aged 18- 30 years with solutions serving other citizens can apply for this award. Start-ups that have gone to an investment round cannot apply for this award. 

The first position holder will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Also, the first, second, and third position holders will receive an invitation to join Moonshot Young Leaders Acceleration Camp. The organization will provide you with world-class room and board and expert mentors.   

  1. Moonshot Learning Award: The main topic of this award is comprehensive and practical quality education to help students with their mental health. The projects should help the students become familiar with modern technology, enlighten their creativity, and receive services for their success. 

The initiatives, founders, and inventors helping students with their mental health and working toward quality education can apply for this award. Governmental organizations are not eligible to apply. 

The first position holder will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Also, the first, second, and third position holders will receive an invitation to join Moonshot Young Leaders Acceleration Camp. The organization will provide you with world-class room and board and expert mentors.   

  1. Moonshot Borderless Award: Initiatives that serve minority communities, migrants, and refugees displaced due to natural disasters or fleeing their homes to seek protection, safety, and assistance can apply for this award. These initiative teams or individuals can submit projects on the theme of minority support, philanthropy, and activism with the mission of SDGs. The initiatives must not be governmental agencies. 

The first position holder will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Also, the first, second, and third position holders will receive an invitation to join Moonshot Young Leaders Acceleration Camp. The organization will provide you with world-class room and board and expert mentors.   

  1. Emergency Response Award: This award is to respond the emergency cases on time and efficiently. Social innovations which work toward SDGs in response to emergency cases and seek self-sustainability can apply for this award. The initiatives must not be governmental agencies. 

The first position holder will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Also, the first, second, and third position holders will receive an invitation to join Moonshot Young Leaders Acceleration Camp. The organization will provide you with world-class room and board and expert mentors.   

  1. Grand Prix Moonshot Award: Everyone with a project, idea, or initiative applied for the above categories automatically considered for this award. The total award for this category is $40,000, which the winners will receive at the final stage. 

Details

Submission deadline: 30 September 2022 

Ceremony Location: New York    

Organization: Moonshot Platform 

Gender: Male/Female

Funding Type: Partially-funded  

Degree: None  

Number of Awards: 

Eligible Countries: All

Duration: 30 September submission deadline – 14 November award ceremony 

Language Required: English 

Fields of Study: None 

Benefits

The participants can establish networks and improve their competence and skills. Besides, the first position holder will receive a cash prize of $10,000 for any category. Also, the first, second, and third position holders will receive an invitation to join Moonshot Young Leaders Acceleration Camp. The organization will provide you with world-class room and board and expert mentors. The winner of the Grand Prix Moonshot Award will receive a total award amount of $40,000 for this category.

Eligibility Requirements

All eligibility criteria are mentioned separately above for each award category. Please, read the description carefully for each type.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants who wish to apply for this award can start their application by clicking the Apply Now button bellow.

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Selection procedure 

Any change-maker who works toward SDGs can submit a written summary of their project or idea for one of the awards mentioned above categories. To submit your idea or project, you must fill out an application form by the deadline.

Once the selection committee decides on applications, shortlisted candidates will discuss the different aspects of their projects. 

In the third stage, the successful candidate selected based on the two previous steps will have a 10 minutes video interview with the jury. 

The one who evaluated as a winner will receive the Award ceremony invitation letter on 14 November in New York, USA.   

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