At Stone Soup we have, since our beginning, developed an ethic and social responsibility policy that leads to the creation of a fund for actions of social interest. 

This fund - a percentage of the income of projects in which Stone Soup Consulting is involved - supports post graduate research initiatives on social innovation. This year, we dedicate it to research on educational models that have a positive impact on responsible behaviour, being the addressed population of any kind of origin, age or profession. 

Before filing the application form, please read carefully the Regulation of the Award here. Do Please contact us for any doubts regarding this application: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For the purpose of this award, responsible behaviour refers to conducts, which are based on an intention oriented towards the well-being of all. Responsible behaviour is made up of five essential elements: honesty, compassion/respect, fairness, accountability, and courage.

In order to develop competencies that will facilitate the exercise of the social responsibility, during their training students should acquire and develop values and attitudes and have the opportunity to practice socially responsible behaviours.

Social innovation, on the other hand, is defined as those new ideas that solve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and the planet.


The 2019 edition of the award will recognise a research project that studies educational models that have a positive impact on responsible behaviour. The research should have started at the latest in the last semester of 2018 and be finished before the second semester of 2020.


The award is the recognition of a deserving research project in social innovation. The recipient of the award will:

  • receive a symbolic prize money award of €4,400 (four thousand and four hundred Euros) (This sum will be given to the winner once he/she is announced)
  • be mentioned in all Stone Soup Consulting communication channels
  • presented to international media
  • conduct a webinar explaining the research to Stone Soup’s broad and international audience


  • Applicants must be post-graduate students that are undertaking a dissertation on issues related to values in education.
  • Applicants from all over the world are invited to apply, providing their research project is carried out in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.
  • Only individual submissions will be accepted.

The deadline for applications is September the 30th, 2019. Please access the application form here.


  • Existence of co-funding for the research project
  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Uniqueness of the research theme studied (i.e. little or no studies have been done around this subject or using the focus proposed in the research project)
  • Relevance of the research theme for the social innovation sector
  • Academic excellence of the applicant (applicants with a bachelor or master and
    with excellent academic achievements)
  • Research done in partnership between several entities
  • Priority will be given to research proposals that are already being developed or that will start at the latest in the last semester of 2019.


  1. Submission of application form. The form must be duly filled and submitted by September the 30th, 2019 at 10 pm GMT.
  2. Delivery of further information and documentation. Semi-finalists must answer the selection panel’s questions and provide further information or documentation if asked.
  3. Selection of finalists (5 to 10 top projects)
  4. Final decision
  5. Delivery of the Award


2015 - Katherine Ruff: Materiality in Charity Reporting

2012 - Ricardo Zozimo: Entrepreneurial Learning

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