Deadline for Excellence in Innovation Award is December 10

Dec 7, 2015

Applications for the $100,000 Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award are due this Thursday, December 10. The new award, given once a biennium, will recognize one college or university for achievements in finding powerful substantive solutions to improve the lives of others and create systematic large-scale change.

“The Phi Kappa Phi innovation award is a fitting extension of our mission to recognize and promote excellence in higher education by lifting up the transformative work being done on college and university campuses across the country,” said Dr. Mary Todd, Phi Kappa Phi executive director.

The recipient institution will receive $100,000 in tangible recognition of its best practice in response to the changes and challenges facing higher education in the twenty-first century.

Since 1933, Phi Kappa Phi has awarded fellowships and grants to members and students on its chapter campuses. Currently, more than $500,000 is awarded annually through programs that last year recognized over 270 individuals. The Excellence in Innovation Award is the Society’s first award for institutions.

The application period for colleges and universities to apply for the award closes this Thursday, December 10. For more information including award criteria, eligibility, and timeline details, visit