World Cultural Council Science and Education Awards Now Open

Founded in 1981 and based in Mexico, the World Cultural Council (Consejo Cultural Mundial) is an international organisation whose goals are to promote cultural values and the positive use of knowledge among people, nations and governments. The organisation holds ceremonies which honour and reward outstanding scientists, educators and artists, who have contributed positively to the enrichment of humankind.

Albert Einstein World Award of Science

This Award seeks to recognise and encourage scientific and technological research and development. It has a particular focus on research which has brought true benefit and wellbeing to humankind.

José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

This Award is intended to provide recognition and encouragement to eminent figures whose work has had a positive impact on the field of education. Specifically, it is awarded biennially to a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or to a legislator of education policy who has had a significant positive influence on the quality and reach of teaching and learning in society.

The prize for each award consists of a diploma, commemorative medal and $10,000.

Nominations may only be proposed through the following authorities in any country: President/Prime Minister; Ministers of Science and Technology or Culture and Education; Directors of institutes and organisations; Rectors, Presidents, Provosts or Deans of universities; or members of the World Cultural Council.

Nominations for the 2020 Awards must be submitted by 12 December 2019.

Awards will be presented during a ceremony held in October or November 2020.

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