Nominations now open for $1 million humanitarian award by the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. Please consider the Prize’s mission and Selection Criteria.
Application Deadline: 8th September, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All countries
To be taken at (country): Yerevan, Armenia
About the Award: On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will be granted annually to an individual whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes.
Nominations are open for the 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a global humanitarian award granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. The Aurora Prize is seeking the stories of selfless individuals who demonstrate exceptional courage, commitment and impact at personal risk for the sake of others.
Anyone can nominate a candidate who they believe has risked their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood to make an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes.
Mission: The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s tragedies, especially man-conceived disasters and crimes against humanity.
Offered Since: 2015
Eligibility: Any individual or group of people that perform(s) an extraordinary act of humanity may be nominated to receive the Aurora Prize. The Aurora Prize Laureate is recognized for the exceptional impact their actions have made in preserving human life in the face of adversity, risking their health, freedom, reputation or livelihood.
Selection Criteria: Nominations are carefully vetted and reviewed through a rigorous process. The Laureate is determined by the Selection Committee based on the following criteria:
Courage: The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
- Courage in helping others survive
- Having overcome significant risks for the sake of helping others survive
- Going beyond the call of duty of professional obligations for the sake of helping others survive
Commitment: The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
- An explicit intention to help others survive
- A direct involvement in helping others survive
- Being motivated by altruistic intentions
- An impact of saving lives on the Nominee’s community, country or globally
- A long-term effect in saving lives
- Inspiration to others to save lives, directly or indirectly
- Saving lives of a large number of individuals
Any members of the public, including members of national assemblies, governments, academic and other institutions, can nominate candidates for the Aurora Prize.
Number of Awardees: 1
Value of Award: The Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored with a US $100,000 grant. In addition, that individual will have the unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by selecting an organization that inspired their work to receive a US $1,000,000 award.
How to Apply: Visit Award Webpage to apply
Award Provider: 100Lives by IDeA Foundation initiative.