UCLA Grand Challenges

The UCLA Grand Challenges initiative brings together faculty, students and partners to solve critical issues.

2 Submitted Ideas

  • LIVE ·2019 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Finalist

    UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (UCLA DGC): Humanizing and Destigmatizing Depression

    A key UCLA DGC focus is raising awareness & hope, by understanding stigma & developing targeted strategies to defeat it. We propose an event series to spark conversation & empower LA to humanize depression. Discussions will inform digital media campaigns to be disseminated throughout LA & beyond. We will inspire participants to serve as advocates who share their experiences more broadly, putting real faces to the varied realities of those living with depression & those close to them.

  • LIVE ·2014 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles—100% Sustainability by 2050

    UCLA's "Hotter LA Project” pursues 100% sustainability in water, energy, and nature in the LA region by 2050.