Baker Innovation Grant

Investing in Big, Bold Ideas.

  • About
  • 2018 Innovators
  • 2017 Innovators
  • In 2017 and 2018, the Baker Innovation Grant provided five promising Georgetown graduate students with $20,000 in funding to develop innovative solutions to pressing social, political, and policy challenges. The Baker Innovation Grant was motivated by the idea that we should stretch the limits of how we think about social, political and policy problems and the ways to address them. The Baker Innovation Grant was one of the largest student grant programs at the McCourt School of Public Policy.

    "Overall, this project was a behemoth, a tear-jerking, head-scratching, soul-searching, gut-punching, hope-uplifting behemoth."

    Jake Ford, 2017 Baker Innovator

    About the Grant

    The Baker Innovators receive access to exclusive peer discussions, expert advice to tackle their chosen solutions more effectively, and customized leadership training and skill-building workshops, including:

    • Project Management
    • Human-Centered Design
    • Empathy Mapping
    • Communications and Personal Branding

    Made possible by the generosity of Jon Baker (C’64), the Baker Innovation Grant challenges students to explore new and creative ideas and seeks to cultivate the next generation of leaders.

    Innovator Spotlight

    Learn more about the Baker Innovation Grant and our inaugural cohort of Innovators: