Funding opportunity: Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge

Funding Opportunity: Barrett Foundation Business Concept ChallengeThe National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to announce the 2014 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge to spur innovation in natural resource management. This unique competition is open to teams that include at least two accredited college or university students, graduate students, or post-doctoral students. Founded by Craig Barrett, Former Chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation and long-time Board Member of the NFF, the Challenge encourages and rewards innovative market-based solutions to natural resource issues affecting National Forests and Grasslands and hopes to cultivate a new generation of entrepreneurial natural resource and business leaders.

The objectives of the Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge are:

  • To develop and launch market-based solutions that satisfy multiple goals of forest health, sustainable use, and economic development, including job creation
  • To stimulate creative thinking to address problems and identify opportunities that benefit the National Forests and Grasslands
  • To educate students and their partners about the practical steps necessary to design and implement market-based solutions to natural resource challenges
  • To prepare students to work with interdisciplinary partners in response to complex natural resource challenges

The Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge offers a $75,000 cash award to the winning submission and a $25,000 cash award to the first runner-up.

Please share this announcement broadly with your network of students and associates. Application instructions and more information can be found here: http://www.nationalforests.org/conserve/grantprograms/barrett-prize.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please contact barrettprize@nationalforests.org.

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