Grinnell College, a private four-year liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa, has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize.
The annual prize honors individuals under age the age of 40 from anywhere in the world who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Up to three awards of $100,000 will be presented, with half the prize money going to the individual(s) and half to social justice organization(s) selected by the winners.
The program hopes 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. Grinnell especially hopes to receive nominations of those who work in areas that may not be traditionally viewed as directly connected to social justice, such as the arts and business.
Nominations are open to United States citizens as well as nationals of other countries. Nominees may be U.S. citizens or nationals of other countries; no affiliation with Grinnell College is required.