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UNESCO International Fellowships/Awards/Prizes

UNESCO provides fellowships to promote capacity building in the Member States, confers awards, and prizes to recognize and appreciate the activities of individuals and organizations, which are working to promote the ideals and objectives of UNESCO. Nomination for these fellowships and awards are made by Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) to UNESCO, upon the recommendations received from the concerned Ministries/Departments/Organizations and also be concerned institute/individual. Details regarding these fellowships and awards are put up on the website of the Ministry i.e. www.education.nic.in with a view to soliciting applications/nominations. These fellowships may also be accessed at the UNESCO website www.unesco.org. Some of the important fellowships, awards and prizes awarded by UNESCO are given below:

FELLOWSHIPS :

UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships - UNESCO(IPDC)/Republic of Korea

UNESCO Suzanne Mubarak /Japan – Egypt Friendship Research Fellowship for the Empowerment of Women in Peace and Gender Studies.

UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship's Programme.

International Programme for Development of Communication/UNESCO-People's Republic of China Great wall co-sponsored Fellowship.

UNESCO L'oreal Co-sponsored fellowship for young women in Life Science.

UNESCO Fellowship Programme for short-term Post Graduate individual fellowship in support of Priority Programme Areas.

UNESCO AWARDS/PRIZES :

UNESCO Literacy Prizes

International Reading Association Literacy Award (for Meritorious Work in Literacy)/UNESCO

Noma Prize (for Meritorious Work in Literacy)

Jan Amos Comenius Medal

UNESCO PRIZES ON SCIENCES, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATIONS

Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

UNESCO Prize for Architecture

Pierre de Coubertin Fair Play Trophies

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

IPDC-UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication

Javed Husain Prize for Young Scientists

UNESCO Crafts Prize

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence

UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts

UNESCO Prize for Landscape Architecture

UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize

UNESCO Digital Arts Award

(as part of UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts)

UNESCO AWARDS & PRIZES- WINNERS FROM INDIA

UNESCO Literacy Prizes

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi – Honourable mention

Year : 1969 Prize winner : Bombay Social Education Committee Medal : Bronze M. R. Pahlavi Medal and Diploma Year : 1970 Prize winner : Literacy House, Lucknow Medal : Bronze M. R. Pahlavi Medal and Diploma Year : 1972 Prize winner : Gram Shiksham Mohim Medal : Silver M. R. Pahlavi Medal and Diploma Year : 1973 Prize winner : Mysore State Adult Education Council Medal : Bronze M. R. Pahlavi Medal and Diploma

NADEZHDA K. KRUPSKAYA PRIZE (1970) Prize cancelled w.e.f. 1992 Honourable mention

Year : 1973 Prize winner : National Federation of Indian Women Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Year : 1974 Prize winner : Bengal Social Service League Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Year : 1975 Prize winner : Kerala Granthasala Sangham (Libraries Association of the State of Kerala) Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Year : 1976 Prize winner : Directorate of Non-Formal Adult Education Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Year : 1977 Prize winner : Seva Mandir (for the Development of Adult Education, Udaipur) Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Year : 1978 Prize winner : Andhra Mahila Sabha, Hyderabad Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Recognition Year : 1980 Prize winner : World Young Women's Christian Association

International Reading Association Literacy Award (for Meritorious Work in Literacy)/UNESCO

Year : 1981 Prize winner : Department of Adult Education of the State of Bihar Medal : Silver I.R.A. Medal and Diploma Award : US$ 2,500

NADEZHDA K. KRUPSKAYA PRIZE (1970) >prize cancelled w.e.f. 1992 Honourable mention

Year : 1982 Prize winner : Directorate of Non-Formal and Adult Education of Tamil Nadu Medal : Silver N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Year : 1984 Prize winner : Directorate of Adult Education for the State of Uttar Pradesh Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma Year : 1985 Prize winner : Literacy Programme for Adults in the Maharashtra State Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma

Iraq Literacy Prize/UNESCO/(1982) > prize cancelled w.e.f. 1992 , Honourable mention

Year : 1986 Prize winner : Bengal Social Service League Medal : Silver Iraq Medal and Diploma Award : US$10,000 Year : 1988 Prize winner : Literacy House, Lucknow Medal : Bronze Iraq Medal and Diploma

NADEZHDA K. KRUPSKAYA PRIZE (1970) >prize cancelled w.e.f. 1992 Honourable mention

Year : 1988 Prize winner : Professor Ramlal Parikh (submitted by Association for World Education) Medal : Bronze N. K. Krupskaya Medal and Diploma

King Sejong Literacy Prize/UNESCO

Year : 1990 Prize winner : Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) Trivandrum (Kerala Science Popularization Movement) Medal : Silver King Sejong Medal and Diploma Award : US$30,000

Recognition

Year : 1990 Prize winner : Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of India submitted by WORLD YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

Noma Prize (for Meritorious Work in Literacy)/UNESCO

Year : 1991 Prize winner : State Government of West Bengal Medal : Silver Noma Medal and Diploma, Award : US$5,000

King Sejong Literacy Prize/UNESCO

Year : 1992 Prize winner : Puduvai Arivoli Iyakkam (Movement for light of knowledge) PONDICHERRY Medal : Silver King Sejong Medal and Diploma Award : US$ 30,000

Noma Prize (for Meritorious Work in Literacy)/UNESCO

Year : 1993 Prize winner : Indian National Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations (INFUCA) Medal : Silver Noma Medal and Diploma, Award : US$5,000

Jan Amos Comenius Medal

Year : 1993 Prize winner : NAIK Chitra Mrs., Director of the Indian Institute of Education, Leader of the PROPEL program for rural girls and women Medal : Silver

Noma Prize (for Meritorious Work in Literacy)/UNESCO , Honourable mention

Year : 1993 Prize winner : Bhavnagar Zilla Saksharta Samiti, India Medal : Bronze NOMA Medal and Diploma, Year : 1994 Prize winner : Loreta Day School in Sealdah Medal : Silver Noma Medal and Diploma, Award : US$15,000 Year : 1999 Prize winner : National Literacy Mission Year : 2001 Prize winner : Mahila Samakhya Programme, Education for Women's Equality, Republic of India Medal : Silver Noma Medal and Diploma, Award : US$5,000

UNESCO PRIZES ON SCIENCES, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATIONS

Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science/UNESCO

Year : 1963 Category : Popularization of Science Award : Stlg. Pounds 1,000 Laureat : Singh Jagjit Mr.

UNESCO Prize for Architecture

Year : 1975 Category : ARCHITECTURE Diploma : Certified Diploma Signed by the Director-General of UNESCO Award : US$3,000 Laureat : Vidyadhar Chavda & Alka Sha (School of Architecture, Ahmedabad (India)

Pierre de Coubertin Fair Play Trophies

Year : 1985 Category : Weightlifting Diploma : Fair-Play Diploma of Merit Award : Fair-Play Trophy Laureat : Singh Balbir Mr. (Weightlifting)

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

Year : 1985 Category : Peace Education Award : US$ 30,000 Laureat : Rikhye Indar Jit General Statuette : Presentation of the bronze statuette "Femme feuille" or the "Leaf Lady" designed by the Spanish Sculptor FENOSA.

IPDC-UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication

Year : 1985 Category : Development of Rural Communication Award : US$ 20,000 Laureat : The Kheda Communication Project [ Dr. Kiran Karnik, Director of Communication for the Development of Education, Indian Space Organization].

Pierre de Coubertin Fair Play Trophies

Year : 1987 Category : Tennis Diploma : Fair-Play Diploma of Merit Award : Fair-Play Trophy Laureat : Amritraj Vijay Mr. (Tennis)

Javed Husain Prize for Young Scientists/UNESCO

Year : 1989 Category : Electronics/Electrons Diploma : Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Silver Medal and Certificate Award : US$11,500 (Shared equally US$5,750 + US$5,750) Laureat : Sarma D. D. Mr. (Indian Institute of Science) Medal : Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Silver Medal

UNESCO Crafts Prize

Year : 1991 Category : Craftsmanship in Ikat "Telia Ramal" Diploma : Diploma presented for craftsmanship Award : US$ 1000 Laureat : Ramulu Gajam Mr. (ex-aequo-3rd Prize) Statuette : N.A.

Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science/UNESCO

Year : 1991 Category : Popularization of Science Diploma : Niels Bohr (1885-1962) Silver Medal and Certificate Award : Stlg. Pounds 1,000 Laureat : Sehgal Narender K. Mr. Statuette : Niels Bohr (1885-1962) Silver Medal

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

Year : 1992 Category : Peace Education Award : US$ 50,000 Laureat : Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu – d'origine Albanaise nee le 27.08.1910 a Skopje) Statuette : Presentation of the bronze statuette "Femme feuille" or the "Leaf Lady" designed by the Spanish Sculptor FENOSA.

Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science/UNESCO

Year : 1996 Category : Popularization of Science Award : Stlg. Pounds 1,000 Laureat : Narlikar Jayant V. Year : 1997 Category : Popularization of Science Award : Stlg. Pounds 1,500 Laureat : Professor Balasubramanian Dorairajan, Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology of Hyderabad (India) Medal : Silver Albert Einstein Medal.

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence

Year : 1998 Laureat : M. Narayan Desai, anti-nuclear activist and promoter of religious and ethnic understanding and tolerance.

UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts

Year : 1999 Category : Performing Arts Laureat : Viku Vinayakram, Indian group, consisting of 8 members.

UNESCO Prize for Landscape Architecture

Year : 2000 Award : US$3500 Laureat : Mr. Anirbanpal, Mr. K. Senthil Kumar, Ms. Deepika Arora and Ms. Pooja Bansal(from the Delhi School of Planning and Architecture) Project-Baz Bahadur, Palace Roopmati Pavilion.

UNESCO Crafts Prize

Year : 2000 Category : Hand-Embroidered Textiles – Innovative models based on traditional and ancestral know-how Diploma : Diploma presented for craftsmanship Award : US$10,000 Laureat : Prize Winners – First Prize – Mr. Bashir Ahmed Jaan, Srinagar (shared with Kim Taeja of Korea) Second Prize – Ms. Jesiben Meriya from Bhuj and Banjara Needle Craft Centre of Andhra Pradesh

UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize

Year : 2001 Laureat : Jaipur Honourable Mention : Yes

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

Year : 2002 Category : Recognition of its efforts to promote the universal values of education for peace and tolerance Laureat : City Montessori School, Lucknow

UNESCO Digital Arts Award (as part of UNESCO Prize for the

Promotion of the Arts) Year : 2004 Category : First Prize Award : 7000 US$ plus a three-month artistic residency Laureat : Sarai Media Lab.

UNESCO Crafts Prize

Year : 2005 Category : Bamboo and Cane Weaving ("Kula" basket). Diploma : Diploma presented for craftsmanship Laureat : Prize Winners – Shri Mantu Chandra Das, from Guwahati, Assam.

UNESCO Confucius Prize

Year : 2006 Laureat : Directorate of Literacy and Continuing Education Govt. of Rajasthan

King Sejong Literacy Prize

Year : 2009 Laureat : Project “Khabar Lahiriya” of NGO “Nirantar – A Centre for Gender and Education.

UNESCO Kalinga Prize for Popularization of Science

Year : 2009 Laureat : Prof. Yash Pal        

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