The WISE Awards

2019 WISE Awards

Submission period has ended. Finalists will be announced in June.

The 2019 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build a network of recognized change-makers to inspire transformation and innovation in education.

Nominations of projects are also invited. Past winning projects have addressed a wide range of concerns and pursuits, including access to quality education, life-long learning opportunities, early childhood education, employment, civic education and education in emergency contexts.

To date, the WISE Awards have recognized 60 projects for their innovative, transformative impact. Explore the growing network of WISE Awards winning projects and learn more about these outstanding initiatives.


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The selection process


Eligible applications and nominations will be evaluated by a Pre-jury according to the guidelines. Twelve Finalists will be selected by Qatar Foundation; a Jury will make the final selection of six winning projects.


2019 Calendar


Submission period November 6, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Announcement of Finalists June, 2019
Announcement of winning projects July, 2019

Contact us at awards@wise.org.qa if you have any questions.