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REAL Challenge Awards

The REAL Challenge Awards provide funding for projects that support faculty, programs, and departments as they seek ways to mitigate obstacles and increase access to high-impact experiential learning opportunities both in and beyond the classroom. The outcomes from these awards have the potential to not only transform the student learning experience but also transform future trajectories and rewrite the narrative for many of our students.

2022-23 awards

The application for the 2022-23 REAL Challenge Awards has closed.

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Previous recipients

To see examples of previous REAL Challenge Awards funded projects, select an academic year below: