Learn about the Head Health Challenges

The National Football League, Under Armour, GE and NIST have collaborated to bring you Head Health Challenge III: Advanced Materials for Impact Mitigation. We will be awarding up to $2 Million for material solutions for absorbing and dissipating impact.

Abstract submission complete

Applicants will be contacted and asked to submit a full proposal and material submission by June 17, 2015.  Announcement of winners is scheduled for September, 2015.

Our end goals are products for scientists, engineers, researchers, and customers, which produce advancements in mitigating impact in sport.

  • +CRITERIA

    Abstracts are welcome for Challenge III: Advanced Materials for Impact Mitigation. Learn how your idea will be evaluated.

  • +PROCESS

    Learn more about Challenge III: Advanced Materials for Impact Mitigation. Challenge III closed to submissions on March 13, 2015 at 5pm EDT.

  • +AWARD

    The NFL, Under Armour, GE and NIST will invest up to $2 million for materials that advance the current state of the art in energy absorption and/or momentum transfer.

  • +JUDGES

    Meet the Judges who will be evaluating the proposals and selecting the Head Health Challenge III winners.

  • +TERMS & CONDITIONS

    Learn how you can participate while retaining all of your intellectual property. Find out more about eligibility, confidentiality, and submission requirements.

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Challenge I and II

Information about Challenge I: Methods for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and Challenge II: Innovative Approaches for Identifying and Preventing Brain Injury are available here. Round One Awardees for Head Health Challenge I were announced on January 23, 2014.  Round One Awardees for Head Health Challenge II were announced on November 13, 2014.