Grinnell Prize


Grinnell College is seeking nominations for $100,000 Grinnell Prize!

Grinnell College is accepting nominations for the 2016 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize honoring individuals who demonstrate leadership in their fields, and creativity, commitment and extraordinary accomplishment in advancing positive social change. 

Up to two Grinnell Prizes will be presented in 2016. Each prize carries an award of $100,000 – half to the winning individual(s) and half to their organization.

The College seeks a global and diverse pool of candidates. No affiliation with Grinnell College is required. Nominations, which must be submitted by third parties, are due by Nov. 9, 2015.

Nominees may be U.S. citizens or nationals of other countries. Program leaders hope to attract nominations across a wide range of fields, including science, medicine, the environment, humanities, business, economics, education, law, public policy, social services, religion and ethics, as well as projects that cross these boundaries.

If you know a creative problem solver who meets the nomination criteria, please submit the online nomination form ASAP.

A list of previous winners is posted on the Grinnell website.