Thursday, July 2, 2009

Skoll Foundation Awards for Social Entrepreneurship

The Skoll Foundation folks sent me the following. Looks like a great program, so please consider applying, and pass on the information to others who may be interested. More information is listed below:

The Skoll Foundation is accepting applications for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship, our flagship program that invests in leading social entrepreneurs worldwide. Our experience has been that the best candidates are referred to us through the growing global network of social entrepreneurs and the organizations and individuals that support their efforts. Since you are part of that network, we encourage you to refer strong candidates to our online application. Attached is a one-page fact sheet on the program that you can forward to potential applicants.


The Foundation seeks social entrepreneurs whose work has the potential for large-scale positive change in the areas of tolerance and human rights, health, environmental sustainability, peace and security, institutional responsibility, and economic and social equity. Within these issues, we are particularly interested in applications from social entrepreneurs working in five critical subissue areas that threaten the survival of humanity—climate change, nuclear proliferation, global pandemics, conflict in the Middle East and water scarcity.


While we accept applications at any time, we have deadlines—centered around Skoll’s three board meetings—to assist us in managing the internal review process.

The next deadline for applications is: Wednesday, August 12, 2009

There is no competitive advantage in applying by a specific deadline. Following their selection, awardees are celebrated at the annual Skoll World Forum, held in March or April in Oxford, England.


For further information on our guidelines and application process, please go to We encourage you to review the guidelines, Eligibility Quiz, application questions and frequently asked questions and then consider applicants whom you think may be qualified for an Award. We expect that the selection process will continue to be highly competitive, with 6 to 10 Awards in each 12 month cycle.

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