Application opens for world’s biggest education award
Published : 2013-03-13 20:18
Updated : 2013-03-13 20:50
The World Innovation Summit for Education has opened submissions for the 2013 WISE Prize for Education.
WISE was established by the Qatar Foundation in 2009 to provide an international platform for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action in order to build the future of education through innovation.
The WISE award recognizes an individual or team of up to six people for an outstanding contribution to education. The winner will receive a prize of $500,000 and a gold medal, the foundation said.
Applicants must demonstrate how their project has, through education, made a positive contribution within a community or society. Applications must be submitted through the WISE website www.wise-qatar.org/nominate-wise-prize-2013 by April 30.
An international committee of education experts will review the applications and the winner will be announced at the fifth World Innovation Summit for Education, scheduled for October 29-31 in Doha, Qatar.