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2017 Andrew E. Rice Award for Leadership & Innovation

Deadline: 31 March, 2017—

Applications are open for 2017 Andrew E. Rice Award for Leadership and Innovation by a Young Professional in International Development (Rice Award) in order to recognize the achievements of an exceptional young professional working in the field of international development.

The recipient of this award will demonstrate leadership and innovation, as well as tremendous promise for advancement in the field of international development. The selected winner will also recognize the importance of international development as a means of service to those who are most in need and will work towards sustainable, people-centered development.

The Rice Award will be presented to the awardee at the Society for International Development’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. While there will be only one winner, other notable candidates may be mentioned at the award presentation ceremony.
The award consists of:
  • An inscribed plaque recognizing the awardee;
  • A prize in the amount of $1,000;
  • A one-year, honorary membership to SID-Washington;
  • The opportunity for winner to present his/her work at an upcoming SID-Washington event.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Age from 22 to 32 years old.
  • Availability to either accept the Rice Award in-person at SID-W’s 2017 Annual Conference on June 1, 2017 or the ability to provide a pre-recorded video acceptance speech to be shown at the Annual Conference.
  • At least two years of experience as a volunteer or paid young professional in international development including demonstrating exceptional commitment to improving the lives of people in developing countries.
Application Requirements
  • Rice Award applicants must submit a two-page maximum (11 pt. font), single-sided personal statement responding to the questions provided.
  • Applicants must also submit a three page maximum, single-sided resume or c.v.
  • Documentation provided in addition to the application form, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and c.v./resume will not be reviewed.

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