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El-Hibri Foundation $30,000 Peace Education Prize

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Application Deadline: July 31st 2016

The El-Hibri Foundation awards an annual $30,000 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 Peace Education 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; 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;
  • 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 Criteria
Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

Working across difference

  • Demonstrated leadership in building inclusive movements, or effective bridge-building across difference
  • Demonstrated commitment to reducing discrimination against vulnerable communities
  • Equipped marginalized communities or individuals with leadership and peacebuilding skills (collaboration and conflict resolution)
  • Raised awareness about the positive contributions of diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to civic engagement

Creating unique and broad-based institutional impact

  • Demonstrated ability to build groundbreaking and successful institutions and/or organizations that reflect inclusion, and a commitment to diversity, accountability and transparency
  • Demonstrated success in building partnerships and collaboration
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning, evaluation and sharing best practices
  • Established credibility among a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to scale or reach wider audiences


  • Nominations for all awards will be accepted online until July 31, 2016.
  • The nomination form is only available online during this period.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the El-Hibri Foundation $30,000 Peace Education Prize

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