The KIN Prize is an annual "action plan" competition recognizing innovative action plans that promote global prosperity. The program is open to students from all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern University. The competition encourages cross-disciplinary teams. Four finalist teams will be full delegates at the KIN Global Summit 2013, holding work sessions to refine their ideas and drawing upon the rich expertise of KIN delegates. During the final day of the summit on May 31, the four teams will pitch their ideas for global prosperity to the KIN Global audience. The prize is different because each audience member is given $500 to allocate to the team of their choice. Each of the four teams walk away with the money they are able to convince to audience to allocate toward their idea.

KIN Prize 2013 Timeline


  • KIN Prize Info Session: February 12th
  • Initial Application Submission Deadline: March 8th
  • Semi-finalist teams announced: March 20th
  • Semi-finalist team presentations: April 10th
  • Finalist teams announced: April 12th
  • Finals: May 29th - May 31st

Please contact the KIN Prize Co-Directors with questions:



KIN Prize Details

KIN Prize 2012 Finalist Updates



Eight months after the KIN Prize, the finalist teams share how their action plans have progressed. Read the updates:


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