UNESCO seeks nominations for the Jaime Torres Bodet Prize 2019

UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2019.

Deadline for the submission of candidates: 15 July 2019 at midnight (UTC+1, Paris time).

Established in 2014 and fully endowed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Prize is intended to reward candidates who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities.

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 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.

In accordance with its Statutes, the Prize consists of a monetary reward of USD 50,000, to be awarded every two years.

How to submit your nomination

Nominations may be submitted in English or French, by the governments of Member States and in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as by non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize.

Nominated candidates may be individuals, groups of people or international institutions. No self-nomination will be considered.

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.

Nomination files, using the attached nomination form, should be duly completed in English or French.

The nominations files should be received by UNESCO in English or French by 15 July 2019. Any nomination received after midnight (UTC+1, Paris time) of 15 July 2019 will not be taken into consideration.

Download the Nomination Form

Send it, duly signed and stamped, to

Submissions must be sent by email to: TorresBodetPrize@unesco.org (link sends e-mail)

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