Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

Resolution Social Venture Challenge

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The Resolution Project, Inc. is delighted to be bringing its eleventh Resolution Social Venture Challenge to the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

Founded in 2007, Resolution is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to fostering youth leadership development around the world through collaborative social entrepreneurship.

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge allows undergraduate students to build teams and submit their plans for actual social ventures that will make a positive impact today. Resolution will provide a grant of up to US $3,000 and dynamic, hands-on mentorship for the winning Resolution Fellows and their ventures.

There are currently over 300 Resolution Fellows working on 6 continents in diverse, high-impact fields such as human rights, energy, environment, education, technology, and community development.

All undergraduate attendees at the YA are invited to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects (“Ventures”) through the multi-stage SVC:


Teams will sign-up and complete a 3-step proposal outlining the Venture implementation and sustainability. Resolution will review eligible submissions and invite semifinalists to participate in-person. Step 1 of the 3-step proposal is due July 12, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT, step 2 is due July 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT, step 3 is due August 2, 2017, at 11:59 pm EDT.  Extensions may be possible, so please reach out to svc@resolutionproject.org with any deadline questions or extension requests.


During the Summer 2017 Youth Assembly, UN Headquarters

Semifinalists will showcase their proposed Venture to students and judges in an informal, science fair-like setting. Attendance is mandatory for those who are competing.


During the Summer 2017 Youth Assembly, UN Headquarters

Finalists will give formal presentations about their Ventures, followed by question and answer sessions with the judges.

For more details on participating in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge, including deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit their website.

Please note, due to space constraints, teams participating at a Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations are limited to three Founders/participants per team and all participants must be undergraduate students (eligibility infomation is here).

Please note, the SVSD Seminar is separate from the Resolution Social Venture Challenge.  Eligible undergraduate participants are welcome to pursue both opportunities but should note that each have their own application process and guidelines.  Your participation in the SVSD Seminar will in no way influence the judging process of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge hosted at the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations.  In particular, any advice or mentorship provided at the SVSD Seminar, including that of Resolution Fellows, will not impact the decision of the Resolution judges.  The registration and application process for the Resolution Social Venture Challenge will be closed by the SVSD Seminar, so anyone interested in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge should adhere to the deadlines found here.