Lipman 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,  review applications, analyze data, prepare material for the Prize Committee and attend the award ceremony where the winner is publicly 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 leadership skills such as: communication, teamwork and emotional intelligence while employing the hard skills of data analysis and project management. Students will interact with and learn from the Prize Committee.


12 fellows from across the University


Full academic year–October -May

Selection Criteria

Full academic year–October -May.  Over 80 applications for 12 spots.

Information Session

Last week in August and first week in September

Applications Due Date

September 11, 2016 at 11:59PM

Selection Process Dates

Interviews: September 19-23, 2016

Lipman Fellows Announced: September 26, 2016

Commitment Time/Dates

Fellows’ fall retreat: October 1-2, 2016

Conflicts with other Fellows programs

No known conflicts