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Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Recognize
General and Coronavirus-Related Humanitarian Efforts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

Deadline Date:

10/31/20

Description:

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals to recognize humanitarian efforts, including those efforts addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Awards are intended to recognize the exceptional impact that nominees' actions have made on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes in the face of adversity.

The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their own lives, health or freedom to save the lives, health or freedom of others suffering as a result of violent conflict, atrocity crimes or other major human rights violations.

Selection Criteria:

  • Courage: The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
    • Risking his or her own life, health or freedom for the sake of helping others survive threats to their lives, health or freedom
    • Going beyond the call of duty of professional obligations for the sake of helping others survive such threats
  • Commitment: The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
    • An explicit intention to help others survive threats to their lives, health or freedom
    • A direct involvement in helping others survive such threats
    • Being motivated by altruistic intentions
  • Impact: The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
    • Directly saving the lives, health or freedom of a significant number of individuals
    • Having an impact on saving lives, health or freedom in the Nominee’s community, country or globally, including in the longer term

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189622

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is intended for inspiring humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others, including those fighting the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations for the 2021 Aurora Prize opened on April 24, 2020, the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, and will close on October 31, 2020.

More about the nominations:
https://auroraprize.com/en/aurora/detail/15075/nominations-open-for-the-2021-aurora-prize

About the Prize:
https://auroraprize.com/en/prize/detail/about

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination forms can be found on the URL for Full Text, below.
- The nomination form for COVID-19 actions is found at the top of the page.
- The nomination form for general nominations is found at the bottom of the page.

Address details
6 Marshal Baghramyan Avenue
0019 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
info@auroraprize.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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