Nominations are now open for the Yidan Prize 2022 to create a better world through education. The Yidan Prize is the most significant accolade in education. Tell us about the individuals and teams with the greatest potential, and we could help them on their way.
Each year, the Yidan Prize is awarded to individuals and teams in two areas:
We see these prizes—and the events and networks surrounding them—as a way to bring bright minds together to exchange ideas. That’s why the two prizes work in harmony: to build a network of educational experts who’re as strong in research as they are in practical application, in classrooms across the world.
For example: we awarded our first Education Research Prize to Professor Carol Dweck: her pioneering work in growth mindset underpins and inspires practice. And as our 2020 Education Development laureates at CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education) work with marginalized girls in sub-Saharan Africa, they partner with research insitutes to track what’s most effective, who’s benefiting and the costs.
Where any individual or team’s work covers both research and development, we welcome two submissions: one for research and one for development.
Our prizes are open to teams of up to three. That could be a research group working on a project together, or even several people contributing to the same idea from separate organizations—they don’t have to work together. If you want to nominate a larger team, choose up to three representatives. If a team does win either award, they’ll each get their own individual medal and certificate, and split the cash prize and project fund.
For more information or to nominate someone, please visit the Yidan Prize website