Challenge Grant: The Government of the Future - Looking to 2040
The IBM Center seeks alternative visions of government and the delivery of government services in 2040. Questions to explore may include: What will the management of government look like? How will it operate?
To encourage “out of the box” thinking, the Center is not providing any additional guidance on topics to be addressed in the proposals. We seek creative ideas on alternative scenarios for the future.
The Challenge Grant process follows:
- Stage One: Applicants submit proposals of up to 300 words presenting their 2040 vision for the structure and operations of government. Proposals are on the Center website for the public to provide feedback. Schedule: Deadline for the 300 word proposals was February 28, 2018.
- Stage Two: The Center will review proposals and select 5 to 10 finalists who will each receive a $2,500 Challenge Grant to prepare a longer essay (up to 2,500 words) presenting their future scenario. Schedule: The Center will announce the winning proposals by the end of March 2018.
- Stage Three: The winners of the Challenge Grant will be asked to prepare an essay for publication by the Center. Schedule: The 2,500 word essays will be due to the Center by May 15, 2018.
Note that government and IBM employees can participate to receive recognition for their ideas, but not monetary rewards.
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