The Institute of International Education (IIE) Victor J. Goldberg Prize 2019 for Peace in the Middle East ($10,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: February 1st 2019

IIE awards the IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East annually to recognize outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Arab and one Israeli, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and meeting the goals of the Prize share a US$10,000 prize.

The winners are selected by a prestigious international selection committee. Award ceremonies are generally held each June, along with public announcement of the winners to press and social media. In 2019, the Prize will be celebrating it’s 15th anniversary of recognizing and supporting continued work towards peace.

Goals of the Prize:

  • Advance the cause of peace in the Middle East
  • Reward those who are courageous and committed to work to overcome the religious, cultural, ethnic and political issues which divide the region
  • Break down barriers of hate towards “the other”
  • Recognize innovation
  • Inspire others working at the grassroots level, and demonstrate that their efforts are worthy of wider recognition

Eligibility Requirements:

  • IIE awards the Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East annually to honor outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals: one Israeli Jew, and one Arab Muslim whether or not a citizen of Israel, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East.
  • The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and meeting the goals of the Prize share a US$10,000 prize.
  • The winners are selected by a prestigious international selection committee.
  • Award ceremonies are generally held each June, along with public announcement of the winners to press and social media.

Application Procedure:

The 2019 nomination cycle is now open – all nominations and materials must be submitted by February 1, 2019.

  • The prize recognizes one Muslim Arab and one Jewish Israeli working together to advance peace in the Middle East.

Please contact IIE Goldberg Prize program team at [email protected] with any questions.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize 2019

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