A precursor to MetroLab’s already established Student Cup competition, the Civic Research Innovation Prize presents an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from MetroLab Network member colleges and universities to pitch innovative ideas for civic research projects that they would carry out in partnership with their local government agency or community partner.
Three top scoring projects will be awarded $5K each in grants to execute their ideas
Live pitch competition judged by a panel of local government staff, community partners, and academics from MetroLab Network's membership
Opportunity to join MetroLab Network's Civic Research Network
The Civic Research Innovation Prize is open only to students from across MetroLab Network's member universities.

Civic Research Innovation Prize Pitch Competition (2022) Winners

Applications to the 2022 iteration of the competition closed at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 23rd November, 2021

Check out the competition timeline below:

September 23, 2021

Statement of Interest application opened

September 29, 2021

Briefing and Q + A session

October 14, 2021

Statement of Interest application closed

October 19, 2021

Full application opened
November 23, 2021

Full application closed
January 13, 2022

Top five finalists notified
January 26, 2022

Virtual pitch competition