The EXTENDED DEADLINE to submit nominations for the 2022 Kauffman Foundation Paper Awards was May 15, 2022. Check back this fall for the 2023 nomination procedures. See below for information about each award.

Thanks to sponsorship from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is pleased to announce two annual awards for promising research centering social entrepreneurship and innovation. Broadly conceived, social entrepreneurship is a process by which individuals or organizations develop and fund solutions that solve social problems. Social entrepreneurial efforts often explore and innovate in ways that positively impact communities and the larger social world. Scholarship about social entrepreneurship and innovation may also consider dynamics related to policymaking, organizing, and practitioners. Research that has direct implications and addresses pressing social problems are especially appropriate for these awards.

SSSP Best Paper Award in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

SSSP Best Student Paper Award in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation