The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Up to two, $100,000 prizes shall be awarded, half going to the winning individual(s) and half to an organization designated by the winner.
Nominations must be made by a third party. Nominee(s) must have earned bachelor’s degree or equivalent between 2001 and 2007, and should demonstrate the essence of 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.
Nominees may be nationals of any country; no affiliation to Grinnell College is required. The program encourages a global and diverse pool of candidates.
Nominations are due by October 9, 2016.