NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Join the GCSP!

Are you interested in starting a GCSP at your institution, or do you want more information about the program?

  1. Get in touch! The first step to develop a new program or to get more information is to contact the GCSP Network Office. We encourage institutions interested in the GCSP to connect with us. We can connect you to resources and a Steering Committee mentor to answer questions and help you prepare your GCSP proposal. 
  2. Develop a GCSP proposal, using the operational document template for 4-year schools or for 2-year schools. The template walks you through each step of creating a GCSP and offers suggestions. Click here for the rubric used to evaluate proposals. You may find it helpful to review the operational documents of existing programs.
  3. Email your operational document proposal to Katie Evans ( for review, which will provide feedback for improvement. We will assist you to tailor your proposal to the needs and strengths of your institution. Then you are officially a member of the NAE GCSP network!

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Katie Evans (

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