Student Involvement

The Ash Center invites you to contribute to the Innovations in American Government Awards competition.

The Innovations in American Government Awards program at the Ash Center is seeking HKS students to participate in the recruitment and evaluation of applicants for the 2016-2017 Innovations Awards competition. 

The Innovations Program identifies and promotes creative problem-solving in the public sector through a national awards program that confers broad public recognition and monetary grants. 

HKS students with U.S. government policy or professional experience are invited to apply to recruit between 5-10 very strong government initiatives within an assigned policy area to apply for the Innovations award and will promote the Innovations program to his/her networks. Recruitment will take place from January-April 2016.

Students are also invited to apply as round one evaluators to work alongside experts, grouped into teams based on area of policy expertise, to select 100 programs to advance as semifinalists. Evaluation will take place in Summer 2016.

More information and the application form are available here [PDF].

Student recruiters and evaluators will receive a $500 honorarium.

Anyone with an interest in government innovation is invited to share their information with us, as the Ash Center has other opportunities for students including fellowships and a Global Public Innovation Network.

Please direct any questions to

Student Information Interest Form 2016 [PDF]161 KB