NEW YORK – The Turkish Cultural Foundation is pleased to invite applications for nominations for the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education (GWE).
As a non-governmental organization in official relations with UNESCO, TCF is eligible to nominate up to three candidates for this award.
The UNESCO GWE Prize is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and consists of two annual awards of 50,000 USD for each laureate to support their work to advance education for girls and women.
Awarded for the first time in 2016, it is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.
TCF will accept applications from individuals and entities in the United States and in Turkey. Only applications that comply with the Prize selection criteria will be evaluated for the nomination.
All applications must be received by TCF by May 4, 2018. Applications and supporting material must be sent to TCF_UNESCO@turkishculture.org.
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Yalçın and Dr. Serpil Ayaslı, the Turkish Cultural Foundation is a U.S. tax-exempt public charitable organization with offices in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Istanbul, Turkey. Financed through a Trust established by the Ayaslı family and private donations, the mission of TCF is to support the preservation and promotion of Turkish culture and heritage worldwide.