The Justice Challenge (2023-2024)
Food | Climate | Sustainable Agriculture
Join honors students from universities across the United States in
exploring the complex issues around food justice in the 2023-2024
academic year. Collaborating with experts from a variety of fields,
you will engage with real social needs and develop your capacity for
civic engagement, innovation and leadership.
The program is open to a limited number of participants. Each
student will enroll in an opening online 1-day workshop, an eightweek
online colloquium, and a 1-day concluding online conference.
In addition, each student shall participate in at least one of three
signature experiences: a Design Challenge (semester-long course, inperson); a Hackathon (2-day, in person or online); or a Field Course (1
DEADLINE | March 1, 2023
Applicants should complete the signature experience preference form. Every effort will be made to match participants to one of their top
preferences based on availability. Applicants selected for the Grand
Challenge Scholars Program will be notified of their signature
experience match prior to committing to the program.
IBEC STUDENT INTENSIVES
These are summit-style "hack-a-thons" for honors students centered on ideas, networking, and real-world problem solving, intended to foster deep student engagement with emerging issues and challenges. They include opportunities to engage with experts across the disciplines and fields and build their network.
Healthy People & Healthy Planet
In cooperation with the Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC), is free and will take lace on October 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST).
During the Intensive, student teams from each school can join, virtually, and interact with experts in the fields of Sustainability and Public Health and will have an opportunity to offer policy and practice solutions on contemporary issues in those fields