What type of idea can I/we propose?

Competition entries may propose courses and materials that utilize traditional teaching and research approaches, or they may integrate social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), online sites (e.g., Reddit, blogs and vlogs) and other communication strategies uniquely adapted to teaching today's students.  

How do I apply for the competition?

Individual faculty and students or faculty/student groups can apply to either the New Applicant Track or the Advancing Applicant Track. Application links and a description of each applicant track can be found on the Proposal Requirements page.

Are team submissions permitted?

Yes, the competition will permit teams of students and/or faculty to conduct research, gather data and/or reach out to college-age students of all backgrounds to develop and refine ideas. In the case of group entries, the Rangos Prize will go to the group. 

What is required for the proposal?

When developing your proposal, adhere to the Rangos Prize proposal requirements.   

Those competing will present their proposals in the form most appropriate to their work. The finalists will make their presentations at a forum judged by faculty, student leaders and community leaders.  

When are proposals due?

Deadlines are posted on Important Dates.

What can I/we win?

The Rangos Prizes will be funded by a generous gift from John G. Rangos Sr., totaling $50,000. These funds will be expended over a three-year period.

What does a winning proposal look like?

Prizes will be awarded to individual students and faculty and/or teams of individuals who develop classes, course materials and academic programs uniquely designed to engage today's students and equip them with a core set of ethical/moral values, knowledge and skills to become leaders in an evolving society.   

What should I consider as I develop my proposal?

The competition entries will:

  • Consider challenges facing new generations of students;
  • Articulate issues confronting these students and offer creative solutions;
  • Help ensure that they can envision a productive future in society, business, education, health sciences, the arts, law, government and public life; and
  • Design innovative pathways for educating new generations of students in a bold fashion that is distinctly Catholic and Spiritan.  
What if I have questions throughout the process?

Drop-in clinics and workshops are offered to give participants an opportunity to learn about other participants' ideas and to continue to develop their own ideas.  

In addition, questions or inquiries about the process and procedures for Rangos Prizes can be sent to provost@duq.edu.