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Lipman Family Prize Fellows


The Barry and Marie Lipman Family Prize is an annual global prize recognizing organizations for leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. The Lipman Family Prize Fellows, help plan and execute elements of the award process. Fellows, recruited from across the university schools, both graduate and undergraduate programs, review applications, analyze data, prepare material for the Prize Committee and attend the award ceremony where the winner is announced.


The goal is for students to learn about the social sector through the philanthropic process. Students will research and discuss the "big issues" tackled by the world's premier social entrepreneurs. Through the work fellows will have the opportunity to refine soft skills such as: communications, teamwork and emotional intelligence while employing the hard skills of data analysis and project management. Students will interact and learn from the Prize Committee.


10-12 fellows from across the University


Full academic year, October-May

Selection Criteria

Full academic year, October-May. Approximately 44 applications for 10-12 spots.

Information Session

Last week in August and first week in September

Applications Due Date

Mid September 2015

Selection Process Dates

Interviews: end September 2015
Lipman Fellows Announced: end September 2015

Commitment Time/Dates

First retreat: Early October 2015 offsite

Conflicts with other Fellows programs