2018 World Innovation Summit for Education-WISE Award to win $20,000usd

2018 World Innovation Summit for Education-WISE Award to win $20,000usd
2018 World Innovation Summit for Education-WISE Award to win $20,000usd

The WISE Awards have been declared open. Interested candidates who fit the eligibility criteria for the 2018 World Innovation Summit for Education-WISE Award to win $20,000usd are urged to apply immediately before the stated deadline.

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 2,850 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 54 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovative character, their positive contribution and their potential for scalability and adaptability

The 2018 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build a network of recognized change-makers to inspire transformation and innovation in education.

Representatives of projects are invited to submit applications to demonstrate the nature and reach of their activities. Nominations of projects are also invited. Past winning projects have addressed a wide range of concerns and pursuits, including access to quality education, life-long learning opportunities, and education in emergency contexts.

To date, the WISE Awards have recognized 54 projects for their innovative, transformative impact. Explore the growing network of WISE Awards winning projects and learn more about these outstanding initiatives.

Enter your project in the competition for the chance to be recognized as a leader in education.

Selection Criteria

All applications and nominations should be completed on the official form in English. Eligible applications and nominations will be evaluated by a Pre-jury according to the guidelines. Fifteen Finalists will be selected by Qatar Foundation; a Jury will make the final selection of six winning projects.


-The 2018 WISE Awards submission procedure accepts both applications and nominations. Ongoing/existing
education projects run by any type of organization such as colleges, universities, academic networks, schools
consortia, civil society and community organizations, governments, international agencies and private-sector
companies working in the field of education are invited to apply or nominate.

-Projects can also belong to any education sector such as Pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational
training, further and higher education, special needs education, education for people with disabilities, informal
learning, distance-based, non-formal and lifelong learning.

  • projects from any part of the world can apply or be nominated to the WISE Awards.

-Applications should only be for original works and projects, and should be submitted by a representative working
within the project. All applicants should therefore guarantee that their organization, or they themselves, originated
the project, and should not hold QATAR FOUNDATION liable for any action or claim from a third party with respect
to the project submitted.

Nominations can be submitted by persons external to the organization running the project. Nominators will be
requested to identify themselves in the submission form, although this information will be kept confidential by
QATAR FOUNDATION. Nominators may or may not request information from the project in order to best fill the
nomination form. However, QATAR FOUNDATION will only contact nominated projects if they are selected as
Finalists following the Pre-Jury evaluation.

2018 Calendar

Submission period-November 15, 2017 – January 30, 2018

Announcement of Finalists-June

Announcement of winning projects-September

Tips for applying

  1. Complete the application/nomination form in English as clearly as possible
  2. Be precise in your responses; provide evidence and concrete examples
  3. Numbers and data should be up-to-date and supported by verifiable evidence
  4. In case of an application form, include contact details of two valid supporters
  5. Provide real-life examples of beneficiaries when applicable
Contact us at awards@wise.org.qa if you have any questions.

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