Stand a chance of winning a € 3,000 research grant to break new ground with your master's thesis about water or plastic waste!
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Are you writing your Master’s thesis about clean water or plastic waste? Then you stand a chance of winning €3,000 to make your research ground-breaking!

The Dopper Foundation wants to help you write a world-changing Master’s thesis- with the Changemaker Challenge. Submit the topic of your thesis  before January 15th 2017 to win €3,000 of research budget . You can use that dough, for example, to develop your own prototype, for a round trip to the deepest part of the ocean or for a Hollywood film about your findings (featuring Scarlett Johansson). Anything is possible!

Not sure if your thesis topic is suitable for the Changemaker Challenge? Visit our inspiration page. More questions? Check out the FAQ’s.

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



Kees wants to develop an Urban Water Security Dashboard to assess the water safety situation in cities in order to assist local authorities in policy development.

Lucas van der Maas

There is no successful method for the biorecycling of bio-plastics without loss of raw materials and energy. Changemaker Challenge finalist Lucas wants to develop a solution for this using micro-organisms.

Gayathri Jaikumar

Changemaker Challenge finalist Gayathri wants to study how primary and secondary microplastics are dispersed through the marine ecosystem. To do that, she is starting at the basis of the food chain: water fleas!