Yidan Prize 2023 for Research and Development in Education Worldwide (HK$30 million)

Competition Grant / Award in Education and Languages , in Social Science
  • Hong Kong S.A.R., Hong Kong S.A.R. View on Map
  • Apply Before : March 31, 2023
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 2
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 105370
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Nominations for the Yidan Prize for research and positive change or educational contributions are now open. Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes persons or teams of up to three members who have contributed enormously to education research and development while also aiming to build a global community devoted to promoting ideas in education.

Brief Details:

  • Founded by: Yidan Prize Foundation
  • Deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Result Announcing Date: September 2023
  • Eligible Countries: Global

Prize value and categories:

The Yidan Prize is granted in two categories:

  1. Yidan Prize for Education Research
  • Awarded for substantial contribution to the science of education.
  1. Yidan Prize for Education Development
  • Awarded for creating positive and sustainable change in education and learning.
  • A gold medal and HK$30 million (about US$3.9 million) are included in each reward. Half is a $15 million cash award. The remaining HK$15 million is a project fund to aid in the expansion of their programs.


  • Nominees from every country and geographic area are eligible for this prize.
  • There is no limitation to the age of applicants and the number of nominations for this prize.

Who are the nominators?

  • Typically, members of government bodies, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, and individual thought leaders are the nominators for Yidan Prize.
  • The nominator should thoroughly understand the nominee(s’) work and impact.

Who can be the nominees?

  • Nominees can be either individuals or teams of up to three members. They can be teachers, researchers, academics, policymakers, and education advocates. They can
  • Self-nominations are accepted. However, nominations after the nominees’ death are not. Also, those who self-nominate should provide at least three letters of recommendation from supporters.

Who are supporters?

  • Supporters have a comprehensive understanding of the nominee(s)’ work and approve the nominee(s)’ achievements.
  • For self-nominations, three supporters are needed; however, the number is two for regular nominations.

Selection Criteria:

Nominations are evaluated according to a set of rigorous criteria to identify the most deserving individuals, including:

  • Future-oriented/forward-looking
  • Innovativeness
  • Being Transformative
  • Sustainable

Required Documents:

  • The nominee(s)’ personal details.
  • CV of the nominee.
  • Minimum of two recommendation letters from supporters that endorse the nominee(s)’ achievement.
  • Each supporter’s details and a soft copy of their business card.
  • For the Education Research category, at least one and up to five soft copies of the most relevant published research by the nominee(s).
  • A 2-minute video from the nominee(s) on how they would spend the project funding of HK$15 million (up to US$1.9million) if selected as the laureate(s).

Note: All nominations and supporting documents must be submitted in English through the online platform.
The nomination form is completed in English within the word count assigned to each section.

How to Apply?

Nominators or nominees who self-nominate can submit their nominations through the foundation’s online platform. Nominators should first register their accounts and prepare their nominations.

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To learn more about Yidan Prize, please refer to Yidan Prize Foundation’s website.

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