Global Pluralism Award 2025 (Total prize of $150,000 CAD)

This informs the public about the Global Pluralism Award 2025. Details about the Program are given below.

Global Pluralism Award 2025

Program Details

The Global Pluralism Award recognizes pluralism in action. Presented every other year to individuals, organisations, governments and businesses from around the world, the Award celebrates the inspiring and brave work that is helping to build more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected.

The Award

Three Award winners will share a total prize pool of $150,000 (CAD). The monetary prize will be equally divided among the three Award winners (CAD $50,000 each). In late 2025, each of the three Award winners and up to seven honourable mention recipients, or their delegates, will be invited to the Award ceremony.

In addition to the financial Award, the Centre will work with Award winners and honourable mention recipients to develop a program of in-kind support and engagement in 2026. This may include communications support, collaboration through events and global convenings or opportunities to engage in the research and educational activities of the Centre.

Eligibility

Candidates from any country are eligible, including:

  • Individuals (e.g., artists, journalists, academics, policymakers,
    filmmakers, etc.);
  • Civil society organizations (e.g., professional associations,
    faith-based organizations, labour unions, non-profit research
    or educational institutions, local community groups,
    non-governmental organizations, foundations, think tanks,
    etc);
  • Social enterprises;
  • Corporations (public or private);
  • Educational, research and policy institutions (public or private);
  • Local/municipal, regional or federal/national branches
    or agencies of government.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates must be living. The Award cannot be given posthumously.
  • Candidates may not have applied for the Award more than once previously.
  • Candidates must not have previously received the Global Pluralism Award
    or an honourable mention.
  • Candidates must not be an agency, employee or institutional project of
    any of the Centre’s founding partners, namely the Government of Canada
    and the Aga Khan Development Network. Partner or grantee organizations
    of the aforementioned, however, are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must not be members of the Jury, the Centre’s Board or staff,
    a Centre’s Director emeritus, former juror or a consultant receiving
    remuneration from the Centre at the time of nomination. Close relations
    and organizations owned or operated by members of the Jury, the Centre’s
    Board members, Centre’s Director Emeriti, former jurors and staff are also
    ineligible.
  • Candidates for the Award must not have been found guilty of committing
    violent crimes, terrorism, or other criminal activities; or have publicly held
    extremist views.

How to Apply/Nominate

For those interested in the Global Pluralism Award 2025. Open this link to start the application/nomination process. Submissions are accepted from nominators or from candidates themselves. Consideration by the Jury will not depend on the type of submission.
Submission by Candidate:
Step 1) The candidate creates an online profile and completes the Candidate Form.

Step 2) The candidate is responsible for submitting the completed form by the deadline of May 17,
2024 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Step 3) The candidate receives a confirmation email.

Submission by Nominator:

Step 1) The nominator creates an online profile and completes the Nominator Form, providing
basic information about themselves and the candidate they wish to nominate.
Step 2) The Centre notifies the candidate of their nomination. The candidate creates an online
profile and completes the Candidate Form.
Step 3) The candidate is responsible for submitting the completed form by the deadline of May 17,
2024 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Step 4) Both the candidate and the nominator receive a confirmation email.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 17 May 2024.

Open this link for more details about the Global Pluralism Award 2025.

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