UNHATE Foundation/UNAI International Diversity Contest

UNHATE Foundation/UNAI International Diversity Contest

Deadline: May 31, 2015

The United Nations Department of Public Information in conjunction with UNHATE Foundation invites people around the world, to develop, prepare, and present a specific initiative at the local or community level that clearly promotes the ideal of tolerance, respect for diversity and harmony within and between peoples.

Project Requirements

  • The project should relate to one or more of the general themes of the attached stories
  • Entries may be submitted by individuals or by groups of individuals who have collaborated in defining the project.
  • The project should be clearly related to the community in which the Entrant(s) reside and aimed at promoting the global goals of the Contest among the members of the said community.
  • The project should have practical relevance and its impact must be clearly measurable.
  • The proposal must clearly spell out the financial requirements for the implementation of the project. All Entrants are advised to include suggestions on future resource mobilization to support the project beyond the initial period for which grants will be available from the UNHATE Foundation.
  • Proposals submitted for consideration should not be longer than 1,000 words. However, supplemental material, containing detailed analysis with suggested time-frames and financial analysis, are welcome. All project proposals – and supplemental material – must be submitted in English.
  •  Specifically, entrants are advised to take into account the following elements:(i) Who is the target audience of the project? (ii) What is the time-frame for its implementation? (iii) How will this improve diversity and tolerance? (iv) What is the estimated cost? (v) Does it require the participation of other partners (for example, university administration)? If so, how will their participation be ensured? (vi) Can this be replicated elsewhere?


  • Ten (10) winning Entities of the Contest (i.e. the Finalists), each of whom will be awarded 20,000 Euros by the Foundation to translate their conceptualized project into action.
  • All Finalists will be given certificates of participation by the UNHATE Foundation, signifying they are one of the ten winners of the International Diversity Contest arranged in cooperation with the United Nations Academic Impact.


This is open to university students and members of faculty worldwide who are between the ages of 18-30 years.

How to Apply

E-mail entries to [email protected] by May 31, 2015 with “Diversity Contest” in the subject line

Entries should be accompanied by two attachments.

(i) An institutional representative will have to attest that the Entrant is either currently enrolled as a student or a faculty member of the institution, and that the project proposal is the original, unaided work of the Entrant.

(ii) Proof of age (between 18 and 30 as of May 31, 2015)

For more information, visit Academic Impact United Nations or e-mail [email protected]