07.04.2017 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts

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.

Deadline for the submission of candidates: 30 May 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.

How to submit your nomination

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.

Download the Nomination Form

Send it, duly signed and stamped, to

Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez
Secrétaire du Prix UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet
Secteur des sciences sociales et humaines- UNESCO
7 place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP FRANCE
Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 68 38 62
Courriel : pm.monreal-gonzalez(at)unesco.org

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