Qatar Foundation Announces WISE Awards 2009

Qatar Foundation invites applications for the WISE Awards 2009 to support outstanding practice and achievements within the themes of Pluralism, Sustainability and Innovation in education. Two prizes will be awarded for each of these three themes.

Each of the six laureates will receive a WISE Prize Award of $20,000 at the Gala Dinner on November 17, 2009. Laureates will also be given the opportunity to showcase their projects during the WISE Forum.

The WISE Awards application process is open to individuals or teams of individuals from across the world and in all education sectors, to be supported by a letter of endorsement from senior management of their organization.

Laureates will be selected by a pre-jury then by an international jury consisting of 10 of the world’s leading experts in pluralism, sustainability and innovation in education, drawn from public institutions, civil society, the private sector, international organizations, universities and social entrepreneurs.

Applications should be submitted on the official application form downloadable from the website with a closing date of July 15, 2009. No late applications will be considered. 45 Finalists will be announced by August 31, 2009.

To submit, follow the instructions at