Octubre 29, 2001


A number of Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships are listed below. Click on the links provided for more information. The full listing of these can be found on the Awards Page Details are included in the full descriptions including: the prize, criteria, deadlines and previous winners. Most awards are repeated annually.


1. Annual White Ribbon Contest - Safe Motherhood

Design an awareness-raising campaign at the community, policy or health-service-delivery level. Winning campaigns will be used as models to promote safe motherhood and may be replicated in other regions of the world. Purpose is to encourage people to use the white ribbon to raise awareness about maternal mortality and to inspire action to reduce these deaths.

Contact Efua Orleans-Lindsay

2. Michener - Deacon Fellowship - Journalism

Fellowship provides $20,000, for study-leave over a 4 month period. Applicants should be mature journalists interested in studies or programs that benefit the community at large and at the same time enhance their competence.


3. Green Ribbon Award - Environment

Presented by the Minister for the Environment to recognise outstanding contributions by individuals, organisations or businesses to addressing some of New Zealand's environmental problems.


4. SAIS - Novartis International Journalism Awards Program - Journalism

Annual prize of a $15,000 cash award and an expense-paid trip to Washington DC presented by The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Novartis. Journalists from around the world are invited to compete in competition for excellence in international journalism.


5. Citizen Base Award - Local Resources

An international challenge competition providing seed capital to NGOs for innovation in local resource mobilisation offered by The Citizen Base Initiative, a programme of Ashoka, aims to spark, identify and support local resource mobilisation as an alternative to international fundraising.

Contact Citizen Base Award

6. Research Training Grants 2002 - Health

Applicants for the Grants offered by the UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases must be nationals of, and employed in, the developing disease endemic countries. Grants are awarded for studies leading to a postgraduate degree or for acquiring specialized skills. Studies must be on one or more of the TDR target diseases (listed in details).

Contact Steven Wayling




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7. Annual Global Health Photography Contest - Health

Amateurs and professionals are invited to submit selections of their work, illustrating the theme of the Global Health Council's annual conference. The theme for the 2002 conference is Global Health in Times of Crisis.

Contact Terry Fisher

8. UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Prize - Freedom of Press

Annual prize of US$ 25,000 to honor a person, organisation or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if some risk was involved.


9. Global 500 Award - Youth Journalism on the Environment

News reports written by young people (up to age 19) will be published and distributed worldwide by the Environment News Service. Stories cover anything that affects the well being of the Earth and its inhabitants. Articles must be in by the first of each month.

Contact ENS/Horizon Youth Environmental News Desk

10. Múcio Athayde Cancer Prize - Health

US$ 100,000 will be awarded to a medically or scientifically qualified Candidate who has made a major discovery or significant contribution with a global impact in basic research or clinical investigation, in cancer control or epidemiology.


11. Stockholm Challenge Award - New Technologies

Annual award inviting cities and organisations worldwide to participate in a contest that focuses on the benefit of High Tech. The essence of the Challenge is to reduce barriers and make information available. Submit IT-projects, which engage and inform people offering them a new way to develop and improve their common life.

Contact Alix Porsenna

12. The Gates Award for Global Health - Health

Annual prize of US$ 1 million presented to an organisation that has made an extraordinary, sustained and widespread contribution in the field of global health.

Contact Terry Fisher

13. 1st Annual Media for Development Celebration & Awards Event - Media

Recognising humanitarian media, celebrating and supporting the awareness and contributions of filmmakers, TV and radio producers, journalists, internet publishers and designers and traditional publishers working across the Humanitarian sector.

Contact Robert Winter

14. International Youth In Action Award - Youth

Open to young people (under 25) who have started a project anywhere in the world that has positively impacted their community. Cash prize of $1,000 has been offered for the award by UNESCO's InfoYOUTH Network and Prodigy Internet, which aim to provide greater recognition for young people's positive contributions.


15. International Women's Media Foundation's Courage in Journalism Award - Journalism

Award honors women journalists with a US$ 2,000 cash prize for demonstrating extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their craft under difficult or dangerous circumstances - physical danger, official secrecy or oppression, political pressure, or any other professionally intimidating obstacles.

Contact Amy Johnson

16. Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize - Rights

Annual prize of US$ 1 million awarded to an organisation making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world.


17. Langley Award - Tobacco

Honoring scientists who have made ground-breaking advances in basic nicotine research in one of three areas: pharmacology, neuroscience, or genetics. US$ 2000 prize, recognition at the meeting, and an expense-paid trip to the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting to present a plenary lecture on the applicant’s research awarded once every 3 years by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.


18. Starr Fellowships for Mid-Career Journalists - Journalism

Mid-career journalists, and other professional, from developing countries in Eastern Europe, Russia, the former Soviet Republics, South Asia, Latin America and Africa can apply for 3 fellowships, awarded by George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, to pursue the Master of International Policy and Practice. Supported by a grant from the Starr Foundation, the fellowships cover tuition, fees, and a living stipend for total value of approximately US$ 35,000.

Contact Office of Graduate Admissions, George Washington University

19. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award - Rights

Annual prize of US$ 30,000 awarded to individuals who, at great personal risk, stand up to oppression in the nonviolent pursuit of respect for human rights.

Contact Margaret Huang


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