Once an institution has earned the IEP designation, it is then eligible to compete for annual IEP awards. Whereas the IEP designation signals that an institution has demonstrated a substantial, sustainable, and campus-wide commitment to regional economic and community development, IEP University awards recognize specific projects, programs, and initiatives in economic engagement.
Each year at the APLU Annual Meeting, the world's largest convening of public university presidents, provosts, vice presidents, and other senior administrations, four prestigious awards are given to celebrate innovative and exemplary work in the three facets of economic engagement:
Finalists are recognized at the CECE Summer Meeting and award winners are recognized during the APLU Annual Meeting. Regardless of whether an applicant is selected for an award, case studies submitted as part of the application are published and promoted via the IEP Case Study library, an internationally recognized resource for strategies and promising practices in university economic engagement.
Learn more about applying for IEP awards by reviewing the IEP award submission guidelines found here.
The next IEP award cycle will launch in January 2020. Questions may be directed to Shalin Jyotishi.