The deadline for nominations for the 2024 Social Entrepreneurship Paper Awards was April 30, 2024. See below for information on award eligibility and a list of past winners.

The awards in Social Entrepreneurship recognize scholarship that explores how individuals and organizations innovate and fund solutions to address social problems. Social entrepreneurship leaves positive impacts on communities and often includes applied approaches such as policymaking and community organizing. Research that has direct implications for pressing social problems is especially appropriate for these awards. Papers using a broad range of approaches will be considered. Two papers are awarded annually by the SSSP Kauffman Paper Awards Committee. This award is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Past winners of this award can be found here.

SSSP Best Paper Award in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

SSSP Best Student Paper Award in Social Entrepreneurship and innovation