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Yidan Prize 2023: Apply until March 31, 2023!

The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals, or up to three-member teams, who have contributed significantly to education research and development. The prize aims to progress learning by building a global community committed to advancing ideas in education.

The Yidan Prize Foundation was formally established in 2016 by Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and lifelong learner. Recognizing the transformative effect education had on his life, he founded the prize to fulfill his dream of helping others benefit too. The idea of the prize came to him after stepping down as Chief Administration Officer of Tencent, which he co-founded in 1998.

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.

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.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023

For further information, visit their website: yidanprize.org/the-prize/overview/