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Are you a GVSU faculty, staff, student, alum, or community member (working with or seeking to work with the GVSU community)?

Do you have a great idea you need funded? A research project? A collaborative project? A community event?

Share your idea for the chance to win $5,000!

5x5 is a collaboration between GVSU, Start Garden and the west Michigan community designed to publicly RECOGNIZE, RESOURCE, and REWARD innovative ideas, research, or engagement projects between GVSU and the surrounding community.

GVSU faculty, students, and staff, as well community members (working with, or seeking to work with GVSU on their innovations) are invited to share creative ideas designed to have real world impact. Ideas can be at any stage of development or involve any form of scholarship.

Five finalists are selected by popular vote and a selection panel to present their ideas to the public and one proposal will be awarded a $5000 cash prize.

Open to the public.

I want to submit!

Visit the 5X5 Website!

Submissions Open:

September 26, 2016 (12:00am)

Application Deadline:

October 17, 2016 (3:00pm)

5X5 Competition Date:

October 25, 2016 (5:00pm)


Seidman College of Business, Forum Room, 50 Front Ave, Grand Rapids

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Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, concerns or feedback!

GVSU 5X5 Flyer

Grab yourself a copy for those all important dates! Download our 5X5 Flyer!

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