Call For Nominations: The Global Teacher Prize (Prize of US$1 Million)

Call For Nominations: The Global Teacher Prize (Prize of US$1 Million)

Deadline: October 10, 2015

Do you know a teacher worthy of recognition and celebration? Are you a teacher worthy of recognition and celebration? Nominations are now open for the Global Teachers Award. The Global Teacher Prize is an annual 1 million dollar award that will be given to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

The award — the equivalent of a ‘Nobel Prize’ — operates under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai. The prize underlines the importance of the teaching profession and symbolizes the fact that teachers throughout the world deserve to be recognized and celebrated.


The Prize is open to currently working teachers who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen. Teachers who continue to teach, even on a part-time basis are also eligible, as are teachers of online courses. The Prize is open to teachers in every kind of school and, subject to local laws, in every country in the world.

Please see the judging criteria for more details.


  • Win the Global Teacher Prize and receive a Prize of US$1 million.
  • National and international recognition of your achievements – Special Commendations for Top 50 outstanding applicants.
  • Invitation to the Global Education and Skills Forum 2016 in Dubai as one of 10 Finalists.

How to Apply

You can either nominate a teacher or apply yourself

For more information, visit the Global Teacher Prize or e-mail: [email protected]