Stand a chance of winning a € 5,000 research grant to break new ground with your graduation research (Bachelor or Master) about water or plastic waste!
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Are you doing your Bachelor or Master’s research about clean water or plastic waste? Then you stand a chance of winning €5,000 to make your research ground-breaking!

The Dopper Foundation wants to help you to make your graduate research (HBO or university) groundbreaking with the Changemaker Challenge. Submit the topic of your research  before April 23, 2018 to win €5,000. You can use that dough, for example, to develop your own prototype, to get your recycled plastic dresses on that catwalk or for a Hollywood film about your findings (featuring Scarlett Johansson). Anything is possible!

Not sure if your topic is suitable for the Changemaker Challenge? Visit our inspiration page.

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Don’t wait for change to happen, challenge yourself to be the changemaker!


When you win the Changemaker Challenge…

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Meet our judges!

You enter the stage, the spotlight shines in your face, and you hope those comfy looking chairs will turn when they hear your research proposal. But who is sitting in these chairs? Meet the judges of the Changemaker Challenge, the experts who decide whether your research gets a chance to change the world forever.


The preparations are in full swing, we’re spreading posters at every university and we want to be present at every student event to inform all students about The Changemaker Challenge. The recruitment process of the second edition has started and we are fully engaged in motivating all students who write their theses about plastic and / or water to submit their research proposal.