NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

How to Apply

Interested in the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program? To develop an approved program, just follow these steps.

  1. Join the GCSP Community. You should also join the listserv to keep up with the latest GCSP information and news!
  2. Create an GCSP operational document (PDF). You might find it helpful to look at the operational documents of some of the existing programs. Click on the Dean or President's name for the page with the link to that institution's operational document.
  3. If you are a U.S. school, email your completed operational document to Dr. Jenna Carpenter ( If you are a school located outside of the U.S., email your completed operational document to Dr. Christina White ( The Steering Committee will review it and provide you with feedback (most applicants do two revisions). Once the Steering Committee approves your operational document, you are officially a member of the NAE GCSP family!

Need more information or have questions?

If you are locaed inside of the U.S., contact Dr. Carpenter at or 318-257-2101.
For inquires outside of the U.S., contact Dr. Christina White at