Awarded annually, the Yidan Prize recognises individuals, or teams of up to three members, who have contributed significantly to education research and development.

The Yidan Prize aims to build a global knowledge network and solutions bank of inspiring education ideas.

Each year the Yidan Prize is awarded in two categories to individuals, or teams of up to three members:

• Yidan Prize for Education Research: Awarded for significant contribution to the science of education.
• Yidan Prize for Education Development: Awarded for instituting positive change in education and learning.

Prize Information

Each prize comprises a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million). Half is a cash prize of HK$15 million. The other HK$15 million is a project fund to help them expand their initiatives.

Eligibility Criteria

– Nominators can be members of government bodies, non-governmental organisations, professional associations, and thought leaders in education and learning. The nominator should be a credible witness to the impact of the nominee(s).
– Nominees can be either an individual or a working team of up to three people. They can be teachers, researchers, academics, policy makers, or advocates, among others. A nomination must be accompanied by at least two recommendation letters from supporters.
– Self-nomination is accepted from candidates who obtain recommendation letters from at least three supporters.
– Posthumous nominations are not accepted.
– Nominees not awarded with the Yidan Prize may be nominated again in the future.
– Yidan Prize Directors, Judging Committee members and Advisory Committee members are not eligible to make nominations or be nominated.
– Nominators and supporters should not be nominee family members.

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