The Grinnell College is pleased to invite applications for the Grinnell Prize Social Justice Innovators. The citizens of any country may participate in this program. They do not need to be affiliated with Grinnell College. Please note, all applicants must be nominated by a third party.
Since 2011 the Grinnell Prize has exemplified Grinnell College’s commitment to supporting and inspiring innovative social change makers throughout the world. Winners of the Prize become part of a network of passionate visionaries who are both effecting change themselves and inspiring future generations to do the same.
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Level and Area of Studies
Non – degree program in any field.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Nominee(s) must be nominated by a third party.
- Nominee(s) must consent to their nomination. This consent must be given in the form of a letter (if you are nominating two individuals for collaborative work this letter should come from the two jointly) that will be uploaded to the nomination form
- Nominee(s) must have earned a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) between 2004 and 2020.
- Nominee(s) should be a force for social justice. They should have identified a concrete social justice need, designed creative and socially just solutions to address that need, and made a substantive impact through their hard work and dedication.
- Nominee(s) should have demonstrated the essence of Grinnell College’s broad liberal arts education through serving the common good and demonstrating expertise in the areas of critical thinking, innovative problem solving, and measurable systemic change making.
- Nominee(s) must not be widely known outside their immediate community or field.
- Nominees may be nationals of any country.
- Nominees do not need to be affiliated with Grinnell College.
- Nominee(s) must have sufficient English fluency to engage with the Grinnell College Community.
- Nominee(s) must be able to provide in English any supplemental information required as part of the selection process.
There is no nationality restriction.
All candidates are required to write an essay prompting the questions as follow:
- Describe the social justice need(s) that the nominee(s) is addressing and how the nominee(s) has demonstrated the skills of critical thinking and creative problem solving in solving issues related to this need. (2000 character maximum)
- Describe how the nominee’(s) is innovative in designing and implementing socially just solutions that address the need noted in question 1 above. Articulate how the nominee’(s) work is distinguishable from others doing similar work. (2000 character maximum)
- Describe the current and potential impact of the nominee’(s) work as it relates to the need noted question 1 above. Articulate both the quality and/or quantity of the impact. Provide concrete evidence, when possible. (1750 character maximum)
The application deadline of Grinnell Prize is October 7, 2019.