We will be accepting Big Ideas applications beginning on Wednesday, September 22 through the application deadline on Thursday, November 18, 1pm PT. Please check back then to begin working on your submission! If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us at bigideas@berkeley.edu or schedule an appointment with a Big Ideas advisor.

UC system students are invited to submit a 3-page, 1,600-word pre-proposal by November 18, 2021, at 1 pm (PT). All applicants will receive detailed judging feedback and will be notified of their status  for the final round of the competition by the first week of January.