Call for nominations: Intercultural Innovation Award, UNAOC and BMW Group, USA and Germany. Deadline: 27 May 2021.
For the past ten years, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group have invited organizations around the world to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award. The two partners have used this award to support innovative projects promoting intercultural understanding.
This year, the focus will primarily be on projects promoting gender equality, countering violent extremism, hatred, and prejudices, and advocating for art, culture, and sports as vehicles for social cohesion and diversity.
To leverage the social impact of the selected projects, all ten finalists will receive the same financial assistance. For this reason, with the support of the consulting firm Accenture, the partners have increased the financial award to USD 200,000. In addition, the finalists will receive individual and professional consulting and participate in various training sessions and workshops. Recipients will also have access to “Intercultural Leaders”, an exclusive skills and knowledge-sharing platform developed by UNAOC and BMW Group for civil society organizations and young leaders working on promoting intercultural dialogue worldwide.
Call for nominations: Intercultural Achievement Awards, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria. Deadline: 15 June 2020.
The Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) is a key project for intercultural dialogue of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The award honours successful and innovative projects in the field of intercultural dialogue, both in Austria and on a global scale. The award is open to all those who identify and make use of opportunities which positively shape intercultural co-existence. It also rewards those who successfully break new ground in intercultural dialogue, who have mastered a specific challenge through intercultural action, and who promote the dialogue of cultures and religions through their media presence.
Organizers are looking for both large and small projects implemented by organisations or individuals. The IAA specifically promotes intercultural projects in the fields of Arts/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education and Integration. Applications are open to both non-profit and commercial organisations. Individuals from civil society can also participate.
In view of the global COVID19-crisis 2020, special projects dedicated to coping with restriction and consequences of this crisis will be eligible for the award in all categories. However, special emphasis should be given to the aspect of people of different background living together and countering prejudice and fear. It is possible to select several categories in one submission.
Call for entries: Alfred Fried Photography Award for images of “what does peace look like?”. Deadline: June 2, 2019.
The Alfred Fried Photography Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.
Those 14 years or younger can enter photos for the Children’s Peace Image of the Year.
The top five listed photographers will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal. The Peace Image of the Year will receive €10,000. The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. There is an award ceremony in Vienna and worldwide exhibitions as well.
Intercultural Innovation Award, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group. Deadline: 31 May 2019.
Grassroots initiatives that encourage intercultural understanding through innovative methods, with the aim of alleviating identity-based conflicts around the world, are encouraged to apply. Ten organizations will be selected to receive the Intercultural Innovation Award. Based on their needs, recipients will receive a monetary grant to help their projects expand and replicate (total funding available in 2019: USD 100,500). They will also benefit from a one-year mentoring program, which will include capacity-building training in a multitude of areas, from communications to fundraising and project management. Recipients of the Intercultural Innovation Award will also become members of Intercultural Leaders, an exclusive skill and knowledge-sharing digital platform for civil society organizations and young leaders working in the field of intercultural dialogue.
European network on cultural management and policy (ENCATC) Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management. Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Launched in 2014, the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management is bestowed annually upon the best and most relevant recent PhD Thesis on comparative cultural policies or management topics presented by a young/emerging researcher. This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with an emphasis on its applied implications. The ENCATC Award also has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.
Award consists of the publication of the thesis in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a new series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy headed by ENCATC. The international dissemination of the ENCATC Book Series is ensured by Peter Lang, an international publishing group based in Switzerland and operating throughout the world. Emerging researchers in the field of cultural policy and cultural management from Europe and the rest of the world are eligible to apply. Applicants must have recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. The PhD thesis should inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.
Call for nominations: Intercultural Achievement Awards, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
Do you know of a project that promotes intercultural dialogue, in Austria and internationally? Once again this year, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs awards prizes to successful and innovative projects in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue. Intercultural projects which are active in the following thematic areas are eligible for a prize: Art/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education and Integration (the competition in Integration is open to projects based and operating in Austria exclusively).
The IAA 2019 will be awarded for the best respective project in each of these four categories:
* SUSTAINABILITY: Best on-going project with sustainable impact (Prize: EUR 10.000,-)
* RECENT EVENTS: Best project with reference to current issues (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
* INNOVATION: Most innovative intercultural project (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
* MEDIA: Best media contribution for intercultural understanding (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
The IAA 2018 award winners are described in this brochure.
Competition for visual representations of multilingualism. Deadline: 29 March 2019.
BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) is looking for applied linguists and visual artists to submit visual representations of multilingualism as part of an international competition.
This competition aims to provide a creative opportunity to explore new ways of representing multilingualism through visual means and to stimulate debate and raise awareness about innovative ways of thinking about multilingualism.
Multilingualism has often failed to be represented, or – when it has been represented – this has been done through the co-presence of a select number of languages. However, this raises the question of which languages are represented and why, while recent research about multilingual practices, for example translanguaging, has questioned traditional views of languages as discrete systems. This research has also highlighted the multilingual language user’s capacity to create an apparently seamless flow between named languages and language varieties to achieve effective and meaningful communication in everyday social interaction.
BAAL’s interests are in how applied linguists and artists represent these new ways of thinking about multilingualism creatively and visually and how these images communicate the message about dynamic multilingualism to the public. The competition is open to artists, designers and/or applied linguists working in a range of 2D practices, including, but not limited to: drawing, painting, illustration, graphic design, collage, digital, photography, etc. Sculptural/relief works presented in a 2D format will also be accepted. Collaborations between artists and applied linguists, and submissions from students of all levels are particularly welcome.
Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award honoring Dr. Otto Klineberg (1899-1992), an early president of SPSSI and distinguished figure in these fields. The award is given to “the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations” – a field about which Professor Klineberg cared deeply from his social psychological commitment. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight.
Entries can be unpublished manuscripts, in press papers, book chapters, or journal articles published no more than 18 months prior to the submission deadline. Entries cannot be returned. Submissions from across the social sciences are encouraged, however the paper must clearly demonstrate its relevance for psychological theory and research in the domain of intercultural and international relations. The competition is open to non-members, as well as members of SPSSI, and graduate students are especially urged to submit papers.
The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Award: $100,000. Deadline: January 31, 2019.
The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order. Submissions will be judged according to originality, feasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. They may address a wide range of global concerns including foreign policy and its formation; the conduct of international relations or world politics; global economic issues, such as world trade and investment; resolution of regional, ethnic or racial conflicts; the proliferation of destructive technologies; global cooperation on environmental protection or other important issues; international law and organization; any combination or particular aspects of these, or any other suitable idea which could at least incrementally lead to a more just and peaceful world order.
The Nicholas Kristof Win-A-Trip Contest should appeal to journalism students. Deadline: January 11, 2019.
The Center for Global Development invites university students to apply for The New York Times 2019 win-a-trip contest. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has been holding the win-a-trip contest since 2006, taking the winner along with him on a reporting trip to the developing world. The aim of the prize is to generate interest in neglected global issues, and the winner will have the opportunity to write for The New York Times site.