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Nominations Open for the 20th UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture; Chance to win a Prize worth US $30,000
Eligible candidates or institutions renowned for their international acclaim and significant role in promoting cultural dialogue and rejuvenating Arab culture are encouraged to apply.

by Pragti Sharma / 11 Feb 2024 21:35 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 120

UNESCO has announced the commencement of nominations for the prestigious UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture's 20th edition. This esteemed award, presented by UNESCO, seeks to celebrate and acknowledge the remarkable contributions of individuals, groups, or institutions in the advancement of Arab culture.



Eligible candidates or institutions renowned for their international acclaim and significant role in promoting cultural dialogue and rejuvenating Arab culture are encouraged to apply. The laureates are chosen by UNESCO's Director-General based on evaluations and recommendations put forth by the jury.



In India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) teaching Arabic Art, Language, or Culture to submit nominations for the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize. These nominations should be forwarded to the Indian National Commission for UNESCO by February 15, 2024.



Two deserving recipients will be chosen to receive the prestigious prize, each awarded US $30,000. The generous funding for the total prize amount of US $60,000 is provided by the Government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, reflecting their dedication to cultural enrichment.



For detailed information regarding eligibility criteria and application procedures, interested parties are directed to visit the official UGC website. Additionally, all administrative and operational expenses, including those related to the award ceremony and public information activities, will be covered by the Government of Sharjah.



Established in 1998, the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture seeks to recognize the exceptional contributions of individuals from Arab countries and beyond, fostering the promotion and preservation of Arab culture on a global scale.



News Source: NDTV Education


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