WHAT


The Roadmap 2025 Project, sponsored by Raleigh-based non-profit Think NC First, is seeking creative new public policy ideas to improve North Carolina over the next decade. Education, health care, environment, economic development, transportation—it’s all fair game.


THE CHALLENGE


Write a one-page policy proposal for consideration by the NC state legislature. Submissions will be judged on these criteria…

1. Impact on NC residents

2. Creativity

3. Practicality (should include a rough cost estimate)

4. Backed by evidence-based research and/or examples from other localities


THE REWARD


Winners will receive grants up to $2,000 to develop and publish their idea in a new 5-10 page report.


HOW


Submit your one-page proposal to info@thinkncfirst.org by May 1.


WHO’S ELIGIBLE


Current graduate students.