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 2017.
Established by the Executive Board 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.
Candidates are required to have made an outstanding contribution to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in the social sciences and humanities. The application file should include (a) the attached nomination form duly completed in English or French; and, (b) supporting documentation on the work carried out by the candidate.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Nominations for the Prize should be submitted, no later than 30 May 2017, by filling out the nomination form in either English or French.
Nominated candidates may be individuals, groups of people or international institutions. No self-nomination will be considered.
Send it, duly signed and stamped, to
Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez
Executive Secretary of the UNESCO/UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize
Social and Human Sciences Sector – UNESCO
7 place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 38 62
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017 (44 Days Remaining)