UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2019 (USD $50,000 prize)

UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2019 (USD $50,000 prize)

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Applications are open for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2019. The purpose of the prize is to reward contributions to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities, and to encourage pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.

About the Prize

The creation of the Prize was approved on 27 October 2014 by the 195th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO. Awarded every two years, the Prize is intended to reward the efforts of a person, group of people or international institution that has contributed to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities. It is meant to promote pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.

The Prize was inspired by the life from one of the founding members of UNESCO and Director-General of the Organization from 1948 to 1952. Eminent poet, novelist, essay writer and diplomat, Jaime Torres Bodet was graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He struggled for international social justice and against illiteracy. He promoted the reconstruction of the educational system, reinforced the importance of the Organization in the world, encouraged the access of women to education, and supported cultural development as a condition for international peace.

Prize

  • A USD $50,000 prize, which may be divided equally among a maximum of three prize winners is available.

Eligibility

  • Nominated candidates may be individuals, groups of people or international institutions. No self-nomination will be considered.
  • Candidates are required to have made an outstanding contribution to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in the social sciences and humanities.

Application

The application file should include (a) the nomination form duly completed in English or French; and (b) supporting documentation on the work carried out by the candidate.

Download the nomination form

Submissions must be sent by email to: [email protected]

For more information, visit UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize.

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