P3 Student Design Competition

How to Apply for a P3 Grant

EPA requests applications for the P3 competition and awards once each year. The Request for Applications (RFA) generally opens in the fall and remains open for 3-4 months. Grants are awarded for the following academic year of study.

The P3 competition is open exclusively to teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students attending U.S. colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational institutions. Applicants (both student team members and faculty advisors) must be citizens of the United States or its territories, or be lawfully admitted to the United States. Students must be enrolled in the college, university or post-secondary educational institution they will be representing.

Interdisciplinary teams, including representatives from multiple engineering departments and/or departments of chemistry, architecture, industrial design, business, economics, policy, social science and others are encouraged to apply.

Application Overview

The 2017 P3 Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) is now open until Feb. 3, 2017. Apply now.

An informational webinar about the RFA and application process was held on Dec. 6, 2016. The presentation slides may be viewed here.