PIN Awards

Posted: August 31, 2021

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Grantor: Partnership for Inclusive Innovation

Additional Information

PIN Awards recognize communities and student collaborative teams who are making an impactful and transformative difference in local Georgia communities. While most focus on corporations or individuals, we recognize collaborative teams accomplishing meaningful community research with smart technologies in the areas such as sustainability, resiliency, and inclusivity.

Many small-scale community research projects that result in strong partnerships, high-level outcomes, and productive research teams go unrecognized for their efforts, but we recognize that these projects are the cornerstone of advancing Georgia’s communities.

Cultivating Change Through Crisis

We champion Community Research Co-Creation Project teams, initiatives facilitated by a team consisting of a community/municipality and a researcher from a local higher education institution. Nominees should have focused on addressing the effects of Covid-19 and:

  • Show a clear connection between the project work and this year’s theme: Cultivating Change Through Crisis with preference to projects that have outcomes with clear relationships to innovative solutions to challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Be a joint effort between a local university researcher and a community with preference for projects with team members from multiple, comprehensive and state universities, state colleges, technical colleges, and HBCUs.
  • Have completed work which generally occurred between the months of January 2020 - August 2021.
  • Have work that shows a tangible outcome that has public benefit preferably with noted milestones.
  • Feature multidisciplinary work and ideally feature interdisciplinary sciences, sectors, or departments.

Nominations can be submitted by either the organization/team involved with the Project, or someone on behalf of the organization/team.

For questions about the community awards, please contact Stephanie Broxton,

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