UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts 2019. (USD 50,000 Prize)
About the Programme
Call for Candidates – 2019 Edition
UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2019.
Deadline for the submission of candidates: 15 July 2019 at midnight (UTC+1, Paris time).
Who is eligible?
Candidates are required to have made an outstanding contribution to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in the social sciences and humanities.
How to submit your nomination
Nominations may be submitted in English or French, by the governments of Member States and in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as by non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize.
Nominated candidates may be individuals, groups of people or international institutions. No self-nomination will be considered.
The application file should include (a) the nomination form duly completed in English or French; and (b) supporting documentation on the work carried out by the candidate.
Nomination files, using the attached nomination form, should be duly completed in English or French.
The nominations files should be received by UNESCO in English or French by 15 July 2019. Any nomination received after midnight (UTC+1, Paris time) of 15 July 2019 will not be taken into consideration.
Download the Nomination Form
Send it, duly signed and stamped, to
Submissions must be sent by email to: TorresBodetPrize@unesco.org
Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez
Executive Secretary of the UNESCO/UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize
Social and Human Sciences Sector – UNESCO
7 place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 14 21
About the Prize
The creation of the Prize was approved on 27 October 2014 by the 195th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO. Awarded every two years, the Prize is intended to reward the efforts of a person, group of people or international institution that has contributed to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities. It is meant to promote pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.
The Prize was inspired by the life from one of the founding members of UNESCO and Director-General of the Organization from 1948 to 1952. Eminent poet, novelist, essay writer and diplomat, Jaime Torres Bodet was graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He struggled for international social justice and against illiteracy. He promoted the reconstruction of the educational system, reinforced the importance of the Organization in the world, encouraged the access of women to education, and supported cultural development as a condition for international peace.
The winners of the Prize receive a monetary award of 50,000 US dollars. This Prize highlights the close links between UNESCO and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.