Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development (US$ 1,000,000)

Grant / Award in Different Fields , in Sustainable Development
  • Saudi Arabia

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 219113
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development nomination is open to international candidates with a financial reward of US$ 1,000,000. The award is available annually by AGFUND (the Arab Gulf Program for Development). The Prize aims to incite and encourage innovation and creativity in human development.

The idea of the Prize stems from AGFUND’s approach to improve development performance and support key development projects to achieve the goal of investment in people and sustainability.

In this sense, the Prize has become a leading mechanism for identifying and rewarding successful development projects. Also, the Prize disseminates their innovative ideas to best contribute to improving development work.

Prize objectives:

Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Support the distinguished efforts for the promotion and enhancement of human development concepts.
  • Spread the successful project experiences.
  • Highlight the best practices to improve the living conditions of poor and disadvantaged women and children.
  • Enhance experiences exchange and develop better mechanisms to find solutions to the problems of poverty, socioeconomic exclusion of vulnerable groups, and marginalization.

Thematic Focus:

Each year, the Prize Committee considers the thematic focus of the Prize considering the diversity and non-repetitive themes. The Prize themes focus on increasing human development knowledge and proper management.

Effective from the Geneva meeting on 19 April 2017, the Prize Committee aligned the Prize subjects with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Key Details

Supporter: Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND)

Funding Type: Partially-funded

Application Deadline: N/A

Eligible Countries: All

Prizes and Categories

Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development includes the following:

  • The total cash amount is US$ 1,000,000
  • Certificates of recognition
  • Trophies

The prize amount will be distributed to the winners of the Prize in its four categories as follows:

  • First category prize (US$ 400,000): Specified for projects implemented by UN agencies or international and regional NGOs
  • Second category prize (US$ 300,000): Specified for projects implemented by national NGOs
  • Third category prize (US$ 200,000): Specified for projects implemented by governmental bodies (ministries and public institutions) or social business enterprises
  • Fourth category prize (US$ 100,000): Specified for individual projects initiated, funded, or implemented.

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Who Can Nominate?

No one can nominate their project. However, each of the following entities, as a third party, can nominate for the Prize:

  • UN organizations, regional, international and national NGOs,
  • Governments agencies
  • Public institutions, universities, and research centers,
  • Syndicates and experts in the field

Nomination Conditions

Please consider the following conditions for nomination:

  • Nomination of a development project for the Prize establishes a moral engagement between the nominator and AGFUND.
  • The nomination documents must include the required documents.
  • Non-winning projects in a given year are not resubmitted before three years from the date of their first submission.
  • For-profit projects do not qualify for the Prize.
  • The nominator must be an agency or a qualified expert with full information about the project.
  • Projects dealing with non-themes or topics are not eligible
  • The nomination is only open to completed and evaluated projects or ongoing projects with a completed and evaluated phase
  • The nomination form and all supporting documents should be in English.
  • The nominator must submit an official Nomination Letter explaining the reasons for the project’s nomination.
  • The winning organizations should commit to posting the winning projects on their websites, news, and information.
  • Only the highest officials of the winning organizations will receive the Prize:
  1. The chairperson of international organizations, social business enterprises, and NGOs
  2. The concerned minister or the head of the public agency of government projects
  3. The founder of the task of individual projects

Required Documents

The nomination form should include the following Required Documents:

  • Letter of Nomination from a third party
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation from a third party
  • Full project document with annexes, if any (including work plan, budget and financial information, implementation schedule, etcetera).
  • Project budget and financial statements
  • Project completion reports
  • Project Evaluation report
  • Completion and evaluation reports of phase one or any other steps for ongoing projects
  • Latest Annual Report of the implementing agency (if available)
  • CV of the implementing person (for individual projects).
  • Additional documents to highlight the project’s activities (photographs, videos, printed materials)

How to Nominate?

Nomination for the Prize is only possible by filling out the online Nomination Form on AGFUND by clicking the link below:


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