It's not too late to submit an idea for up to $20,000 in funding

The Idea Lab online crowdsourcing site is extending its submission deadline to Wednesday, April 13, giving members of the Johns Hopkins community a few more days to share their proposals to strengthen diversity, encourage sustainability, and deepen the institution's commitment to the Baltimore community.

Open to anyone with a JHED ID, the Idea Lab features challenges that offer financial awards for the top vote getters as well as funding for additional projects selected by committee. The current Idea Lab cycle includes Diversity Innovation Grants, a new Hopkins Eco-Smart Acorn Grants, and the 2016 Ten by Twenty Challenge, which is providing up to $20,000 for tools and programs that will enhance the Baltimore community by supporting citizens returning from incarceration.

The site will accept submissions until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. Then the Johns Hopkins community will be able to vote online for their favorites from April 18 through 28.

Students, faculty, and staff in every division are encouraged to join the Idea Lab conversation now and share their ideas to strengthen the university and the broader community.