Deadline: July 23, 2017 | Apply here
Individuals based in the United States whose primary work is focused on domestic audiences are eligible.
Prize: The El-Hibri Foundation awards an annual USD 30,000.-

El-Hibri Foundation Peace Education Prize 2017

The El-Hibri Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its Peace Education Prize to individuals who have dedicated their lives to making outstanding contributions and demonstrating long-term leadership in building inclusive and socially just communities in the United States.

The prize is intended to celebrate and encourage individuals who embody the principles of peace, justice, and inclusion.


Individuals based in the United States whose primary work is focused on domestic audiences are eligible. These individuals will have demonstrated:

  • Impact through leading significant initiatives, organizations, or movements that model inclusive practices and educate and/or build collaboration across diverse audiences;
  • Innovation through effectively implementing cutting-edge techniques or approaches in community-building that reduce discrimination and promote mutual understanding, respect, inclusion, and collaboration; and/or
  • Influence through the wide use of their approaches, techniques, or programs to catalyze positive cultural change and community-building that can be sustained institutionally and serve as exemplary models of inclusiveness.

This includes:

  • Social change activists or nonprofit leaders who have developed effective partnerships across sectors or implemented collaborative community-building initiatives that have demonstrably reduced discrimination against marginalized communities and affirmed human dignity using innovative programs and methods, such as social media, to reach and affect larger audiences;
  • Thought leaders who have produced influential works on inclusion, social justice, and community-building that have significantly transformed cultural frameworks or narratives, or who have demonstrated by their own example significant social and moral courage and exemplary leadership in standing up for the rights and wellbeing of marginalized and vulnerable communities;
  • Policymakers who have successfully implemented significant inclusion, diversity, and social justice initiatives across sectors or provided exceptional leadership in championing inclusiveness in community and educational settings; and
  • Institution builders who have led and implemented significant inclusive community-building or collaborative social justice and ally-building institutional initiatives in academic (school or university) or practice (community or nonprofit) settings.

Selection Process:

  • The El-Hibri Peace Education Prize is awarded based on a ranking of criteria from nominations received through the online form during the open application period. Members of the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize Selection Committee include experts in community organizing and community building. The selection process may include interviews with references familiar with the nominee’s unique contributions to building or advancing inclusive communities.
  • Individuals may nominate themselves or others for this award.

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