If you’re an individual who is passionate about and has contributed significantly to education research and development, then you should apply for the Yidan Prize.
The Yidan Prize supports individuals and teams of up to three members around the world whose innovations promise lasting impacts on the education system of today and tomorrow. Each nomination is reviewed according to a set of rigorous criteria to identify the most deserving individuals.
Application Deadline: 31 March 2021 at 12 noon (UTC +8 HKT).
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- Each winner receives a certificate, a gold medal and a monetary award of HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million). Half of this is a cash prize and the remaining half is distributed over three years to support a project.
- If the winner is a group, each team member receives a certificate and a gold medal, while the cash prize and project fund is shared equally among the team members.
- The HK$15 million (about US$1.9million) project fund is distributed over three years to support a project agreed by the laureate(s) and the Yidan Prize Foundation.
- Nominators are welcomed from various sectors and any geographical region.
- Nominators may be members of government bodies, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, and thought leaders in education and/or beyond.
- The nominator should have a thorough understanding of the nominee(s)’ work.
- The nominator must also submit at least two recommendation letters from supporters.
- Self-nomination is also accepted if the candidate can obtain recommendation letters from at least three supporters.
Terms and Conditions
- Directors, judging committee members and advisory committee members of the Yidan Prize are not eligible to make nominations, provide recommendation letters or be nominated.
- Nominators and supporters should not be family members of the nominee(s).
- Please note that all submitted information should be in English. If the original text is not English, please submit a translated version in English.
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- First register a nominator account at their online nomination platform and then prepare your nomination. Please note that all nominations and supporting documents must be submitted in English through the online platform.
- Minimum of two recommendation letters from supporters that endorse the nominee(s)’ achievement. For self-nomination, a minimum of three recommendation letters of support are required.
- Each supporter’s personal details, including full name, email address, address, mobile phone number, his/ her organization, his/her position and title, and a soft copy of their business card.
- For the Education Research category, at least one and up to five softcopies of the most relevant published research by the nominee(s).
- A 2-minute video from the nominee(s) on how they would use the project funding of HK$15 million (about US$1.9million) if selected as the laureate(s).
- Nominations for the Education Research Prize must include at least one and up to five relevant works published by the nominee(s) via soft copy. If any difficulties, hyperlinks to online publications are also acceptable.
- Works accepted include books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, thesis, newspaper/ magazine/ newsletter articles, presentations, teaching or educational manuals, digital media articles, or videos.
- Nominee(s) should prepare a 2-minute video on how they would use the project funding of HK$15 million (about US$1.9 million) if selected as the laureate.
Technical Instructions for the videos
- Only mp4, mov, avi, and m4v video formats are accepted.
- Video dimensions should be 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
- Video Should be uploaded if it is under 84MB. If there’s any difficulty compressing your video, upload it to a third party video platform and submit a hyperlink.
About the Yidan Prize
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. The prize aims to progress learning by building a global community committed to advancing ideas in education. The Yidan Prize is awarded in two categories:
Yidan Prize for Education Research: Awarded for significant contribution to the science of education.
Yidan Prize for Education Development: Awarded for instituting positive change in education and learning.
Key Dates and Order of Program
Nominations for the 2021 Yidan Prize must be submitted on or before 31 March 2021 at 12 noon (UTC +8 HKT).
- The nomination period begins in September and runs until March of the following year.
- The Yidan Prize laureates are announced annually in September.
- The Yidan Prize Awards Presentation Ceremony usually takes place in December every year.