Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship Program 2019 (Up to AUD $10,000)

Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship Program 2019 (Up to AUD $10,000)

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Global Reconciliation is calling for nominations for the 2019 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship. The Fellowship is the premier award in the world recognising effective achievements in reconciliation. This year, the theme of the Fellowship is Gender and Reconciliation.

Do you know any individual or individuals who has/have helped foment active conversations and practice across different gendered positions? Nominate them for this fellowship.


  • Successful candidates may hold the status of Fellow for life and use the initials FGR after their names in public recognition of their Fellowship of Global Reconciliation. An award of AUD $10,000 will be made with the Fellowship, to be invested in the furthering of the Fellow’s work.


  • Open to an individual or individuals who has/have helped foment active conversations and practice across different gendered positions. She, he or they could be a person who has worked creatively to resolve situations of gender-based violence, or someone who has contributed, through re-making gender relations, to forming new possibilities in fields that may go beyond gender issues narrowly conceived. The nominee may work in one of many capacities, from community activist, to engaged social thinker;
  • Nominee may be a person who has provided leadership in the ethical reworking of the relationships between genders, or who has contributed significantly to advancing both the awareness of the need for gender dialogues, and the fashioning of new practices associated with them;
  • Ideally, this person will be someone who works with others in ways that have both local and wider consequences. It will be a person whose imaginative vision has the potential to shift current paradigms and change the way that people behave through their actions in a diverse range of settings. It will be an individual who is courageous and effective, and stands as an inspiration to others. It will be someone who contributes to the building of a safe inclusive space promoting debate as open exchange and marginalising declamation and denunciation;
  • The person they are seeking is, like previous Fellows, an individual who has found a way to negotiate across the borders posed by difficult cultural and political differences.


Download the nomination form

For more information, visit Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship Award.