McNulty Prize Application & Eligibility

Applications for the 2019 McNulty Prize are now closed.

The John P. McNulty Prize recognizes the boldness that Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows are bringing to bear on the foremost social, economic and environmental challenges of our time. The winner receives $100,000 to further his or her venture; each of the other Laureates receive $25,000.

The McNulty Foundation has also established the Catalyst Fund to provide support for high potential ventures at earlier, critical junctures on their path to impact. Applications for the Catalyst Fund will be accepted during the same time and at the same application link.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

McNulty Prize Eligibility & Criteria

To qualify for the John P. McNulty Prize, you must be a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, with an active venture or Action Pledge two years underway that is poised to continue for the foreseeable future. Submissions must be, or have substantially evolved from, what was designated as your leadership venture during your fellowship. 

Applicants are asked to make a written statement of their venture, address its impact, creativity and sustainability and present supporting materials. Videos are encouraged but not required. Entries are judged on each of the following criteria:

Impact  (250 words maximum)

Describe the impact of your venture on individuals and/or the community. What is the evidence that the venture has been accepted and embraced by those it benefits?  How do you measure and assess achievements? Please include key metrics that illustrate impact, such as number of people reached, financial impact or other indicators of success.

Creativity  (200 words maximum)

How does the venture reflect entrepreneurial approaches to addressing the need? What distinguishes it from others in the sector? How is the implementation exceptional?  Has your venture been influential in its sector, and if so, how? Is there evidence that your venture is serving as a model for others?

Sustainability  (200 words maximum)

How has the venture taken on a life of its own? How have you build a lasting organization and team? What is your vision for the future, and the next steps?

Financial Information (150 words maximum)

Explain the financial structure of your venture. What are the funding sources and / or types of revenue, and how will they be sustained over time?