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Idea Submission Deadline: Monday, October 31 at 4:00 pm
Live Event: Wednesday, November 16 in Downtown Kearney
Enter your idea in one of the 5 business categories:
Check out our winners from 2015!
Check out the links below to view the news coverage of the 2015 5th Annual Business Idea Contest Live Event.
The Rural Futures Institute Competitive Awards Program connects partners, campuses and communities. Awards are designed to provide seed funding in the areas of 1) Teaching and Engagement and 2) Research and Engagement. Funded projects foster the discovery of new opportunities and the development of innovative solutions to challenges facing rural people and places.
2016 RFI Competitive Awards Proposals Accepted to receive funding include:
1. Research & Engagement
Identifying the Interrelationships Between Social Determinants, Self-identity, and Public Health in Minority Rural Communities: Photovoice + Random Spatial Sampling Survey
Enhancing Nebraska's Ecotourism Industry
Rural Prosperity Research Project
Raising Awareness of Health Professionals Education Among Rural Nebraska Latino Youth
2. Teaching & Engagement
Art at Cedar Point
Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI): Youth Are Rural Health Program (YouRhealth)
Understanding Hispanics and Sense of Community in Rural Nebraska
CEEM Project: A New Community Engagement Education Model
3. Special Projects
Collaborative Capacity Building in Rural Nebraska Schools via Technology
For more information on the accepted proposals, visit the 2016 RFI Competitive Awards page.