About the UNESCO-UNAM/Jaime Torres Bodet Prize

The creation of the Prize was approved on 27 October 2014 by the 195th session of the Executive Board.

The purpose of the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts is to reward contributions to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities, and to encourage pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.

Candidates shall have made a significant contribution in one of the following three categories: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts. Prizes may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.

How to Apply
Nominations may be submitted in English or French, by the governments of Member States and in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as by non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize. Nominated candidates may be individuals, groups of people or international institutions. No self-nomination will be considered.

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.

English and French


US $50,000, which may be divided equally among a maximum of three prizewinners.

Funding Source
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

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