JOIN US FOR FULLER CHALLENGE WEBINARS!
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality, to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." — R. Buckminster Fuller
Do you have a breakthrough idea to solve some of the biggest challenges we face as a global community? Are you interested in joining an international network of people who intuitively understand that in order to solve a complex problem, you must engage with multiple problems simultaneously?
We invite you to take Buckminster Fuller's Challenge!
WHAT IS THE FULLER CHALLENGE?
The Fuller Challenge is an annual $100,000 award intended to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy from any field or sector that aims to solve a substantial global problem in a holistic way. Further resources are extended to Challenge Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and other select applicants through BFI's Catalyst Program.
Winning entries for the last seven years have applied a rare combination of pragmatic, visionary, comprehensive and anticipatory thinking to tackling issues as broad as urban mobility, coastal restoration and innovation in biomaterials packaging. BFI has created an application process for entry to the Fuller Challenge in which innovators grapple deeply with a unique set of criteria. Internationally renowned advisors and jurors look for whole systems strategies that integrate effectively with key social, environmental and economic factors impacting each design solution.
WHY SHOULD I ENTER THE CHALLENGE?
The Fuller Challenge Program has defined an emerging field of practice—the whole systems approach to understanding and solving the interrelated crises facing us. The entry criteria have established a new framework through which to identify and measure effective, enduring solutions to global sustainability’s most entrenched challenges. Want to learn more? Watch our short video providing an overview of the Challenge Program and read our Call for Proposals — and then... APPLY!
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2015 at 5pm EDT.
Yikes! But I still have a lot of questions!
Still have questions before you apply? Please join us for a Question & Answer session in the lead up to the March 31st application deadline. Buckminster Fuller Institute executive staff and members of the senior review team will share a short presentation on the Challenge, the award criteria, and guide you through the application process.
We will host two sessions to provide options for callers in different time zones. Please register for the date and time that works best for you and submit any questions at least 24 hours ahead of time to [email protected].
Tuesday, March 10, 12:00pm EDT (ALMOST FULL—register now if you are not able to attend Session Two)
Tuesday, March 17, 6:00pm EDT
In addition to a Fuller Challenge applicant, are you interested in becoming a card-carrying member of The Buckminster Fuller Institute? You can review the benefits of membership here, including discount rates on Fuller Challenge application entry as part of a fully tax-deductible donation.