About the UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize

© Juan Bosch - LIFE / M. Rougier

© Juan Bosch - LIFE / M. Rougier

The Prize was instituted by the Executive Board of UNESCO, at the initiative of the Government of the Dominican Republic, in connection with the commemoration of the centenary of Professor Bosch’s birth in 2009. In creating the Prize, the Member States on the Executive Board recognized the remarkable contribution of Professor Juan Bosch to the study of social and political processes in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region.

Purpose
Its purpose is to reward the best social science thesis written by young researchers in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and that has made a significant research contribution to the promotion of social science research geared to social development policies. The Prize shall be awarded to the author(s) of the prize-winning thesis.

Applications
Member States or Associate Members of UNESCO, non-governmental organizations and foundations that maintain official relations with UNESCO, especially those whose activities fall within the scope of the Prize are invited to nominate candidates. Members States may not submit more than three candidates for any one edition of the Prize.

Languages
Spanish and English

Periodicity
Biennial (initially for three biennia, from 2012).

Value
US $10,000 which may be divided equally among a maximum of three prizewinners. The Prize also provides for the publication of the prize-winning thesis from extrabudgetary funds, if available, with the assistance of a publishing house and under the auspices of UNESCO.

Funding Source
Government of the Dominican Republic.

See also
UNESCO Executive Board Document 181 EX/56 [PDF, 39 KB]

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