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2021 Yidan Prize for Advancing Ideas in Education

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 19, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on March 30, 2021
Yidan Prize for Advancing Ideas in Education logo
Yidan Prize for Advancing Ideas in Education logo

The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals, or up to three-member teams, who have contributed significantly to education research and development.

Prize Categories
Each year the Yidan Prize is awarded in two categories to individuals, or teams of up to three members:
1. Yidan Prize for Education Research: Awarded for significant contribution to the science of education.
2. Yidan Prize for Education Development: Awarded for instituting positive change in education and learning.
Prize Information

Each prize comprises a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million). Half is a cash prize of HK$15 million.
The other HK$15 million is a project fund to help them expand their initiatives.

You can’t make a nomination if:
a) You’d like to recognize a member of your family.
b) You’re one of their directors, or on their Judging or Advisory Committees.
c) You’d like to recognize someone posthumously.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Nominators can be members of government bodies, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, and thought leaders in education and learning. The nominator should be a credible witness to the impact of the nominee(s).
2. Nominees can be either an individual or a working team of up to three people. They can be teachers, researchers, academics, policymakers, or advocates, among others.
3. A nomination must be accompanied by at least two recommendation letters from supporters.
4. Self-nomination is accepted from candidates who obtain recommendation letters from at least three supporters.
5. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

Nominees not awarded the Yidan Prize may be nominated again in the future.

When you apply doesn’t make any difference to the outcome of the judging, but it means they have time to tell you if you’ve missed anything. If you apply by the end of February 2021, they’ll let you know if there are any gaps so you can update and re-submit your nomination before the deadline.

2021 nominations are open until 31 March 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 19
Jan 19

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Jan 20
Jan 20

This is excellent! Thanks, Ana!