WISE Award for Education Projects an Opportunity to Win 20,000 from Qatar Foundation 2020

Deadline : 20 Jan 2020

Nonprofit organization: Qatar Foundation

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WISE Award for Education Projects  an Opportunity to Win 20,000 from Qatar Foundation 2020

Qatar Foundation opened the application for the 2020 WISE Awards which will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build a network of recognized change-makers to inspire transformation and innovation in education.

Representatives of projects are invited to submit applications to demonstrate the nature and reach of their activities. Nominations of projects are also invited. Past winning projects have addressed a wide range of concerns and pursuits, including access to quality education, life-long learning opportunities, early childhood education, employment, civic education and education in emergency contexts.

The ideal project would be an ongoing, innovative and impactful education initiative that:

  1. Has an excellent record of proven success
  2. Is financially sustainable
  3. Has a clear plan indicating the project’s future objectives and future development
  4. Is scalable
  5. Is replicable in other contexts and regions of the world
  6. Has a clear understanding and knowledge of:
    • its innovative nature.
    • its distinctiveness within its sphere of action.
    • the type and depth of its impact on its beneficiaries.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. The 2020 WISE Awards submission procedure accepts both applications and nominations.
  2. All applications and nominations should be completed on the official form in English.
  3. Ongoing/existing education projects run by any type of organization such as colleges, universities, academic networks, schools consortia, civil society and community organizations, governments, international agencies and private-sector companies working in the field of education are invited to apply or nominate.
  4. Projects can also belong to any education sector such as pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational training, higher education, special needs education, education for people with disabilities, informal learning, and distance-based, non-formal and lifelong learning.
  5. Projects from any part of the world can apply or be nominated for the WISE Awards.
  6. Applications should be for original works and projects and should be submitted by a representative working within the project. All applicants should, therefore, guarantee that their organization, or they themselves, originated the project, and should not hold WISE liable for any action or claim from a third party with respect to the project submitted.
  7. Nominations can be submitted by persons external to the organization running the project, this could be a beneficiary, partnering organization, government agency…etc. Nominators will be requested to identify themselves in the submission form, although this information will be kept confidential by WISE, nominators may or may not request information from the project in order to best fill out the nomination form. However, WISE will contact nominated projects if they are shortlisted for the Pre-Jury evaluation.
  8. Anyone who has submitted a previous application to the WISE Awards can submit a new application for the same – or for a different – project.
  9. Previous recipients of the WISE Awards are not eligible to apply for the 2020 WISE Awards. Moreover, others involved in the projects and/or activities that have received previous WISE Awards are not eligible to apply on behalf of the same project or activity.
  10. Only one application can be submitted for a single educational activity or project. This condition applies in instances where different organizations submit similar applications for the same educational activity or project, in this case, all applications will be deemed ineligible.
  11. Individuals may only submit a single application. Other individuals working for the same organization are allowed to submit different applications for different educational activities.
  12. Several nominations from different individuals may be submitted for the same project, although this has no bearing on the judging process.
  13. The same nominators may submit several nominations for different projects.

The prize:

Each WISE Awards winning project will receive US$20,000 and will benefit from increased public interest through media exposure and other channels.

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