The Right Livelihood Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Right Livelihood Award’ to honour and support courageous people solving global problems.

Funding brief: Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to “honour and support courageous people solving global problems”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now 174 Laureates from 70 countries.

The Foundation receives proposals from all around the world. The completely open nomination process allows projects from Global South countries and grassroots activists have the same chance of being nominated as, for example, a scholar or organisation from the Global North. Through this open process, the Foundation gets a sense of what people around the world perceive as the most urgent problems – and who develops ways to solve them.

Every year, there are more than 100 nominations for the Right Livelihood Award. After careful research by the Foundation’s research team, reports on the current nominations are submitted to the Foundation’s board and international Jury. The Jury meets annually in September to select the Recipients. The year’s Laureates are announced at a press conference in Stockholm.

Donor Name: The Right Livelihood Foundation
Funding name: Right Livelihood Award

Deadline: The deadline for submission of nominations to be valid for the next Award is 1st, March. Any proposals received after this date will normally be held for consideration in the following year.

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Funding limit: Not Found

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

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Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
Anyone – except Right Livelihood Award jury and staff members – can nominate anyone (individuals or organisations), except themselves, close relatives or their own organisations to be considered for a Right Livelihood Award. The Right Livelihood Award Foundation reserves the right to refuse clearly unsuitable proposals. Normally, the Foundation makes three cash awards and one Honorary Award each year. The cash awards are intended for work in progress or the extension of existing activities; they are never given for personal use.
Nominations, preferably written in English, should be submitted both electronically and as a paper copy via regular mail to their office in Geneva. Please send only one hard copy, preferably printed double-sided. Although if the total number of documents does not exceed 25 pages, please consider only submitting the nomination electronically in order to reduce our environmental footprint.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Guideline: English (Click to view), Spanish (Click to view) and French (Click to view)
●  About: Click to view

How to apply: Proposals should be submitted both electronically and as a paper copy via regular mail to their office in Geneva. Please send only one hard copy, preferably printed double-sided. As the working language of the Foundation and the jury is English, proposals should therefore preferably be written in English. However, they are able to accept proposals in Spanish or French if it is not possible to do so in English. If the total number of documents does not exceed 25 pages, please consider only submitting the proposal electronically in order to reduce our environmental footprint. The deadline for submission of proposals to be valid for the current year is March 1. Any proposals received after this date will normally be held for consideration in the following year.

Postal Address: Right Livelihood Award Foundation Geneva Office Maison de la Paix Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2e, Building 5 1202 Geneva Switzerland

From the Candidate
The following information is required from the proposed candidate. The candidate may submit this information jointly with the proposer. Otherwise, they will ask the candidate to submit this information after they have received a valid proposal.
A short history of your work/organisation including the duration of relevant activities, number of staff and volunteers. State full address, e-mail and phone.
Biographical data on yourself/organisation’s founders and current leadership, also indicating the date of birth.
Written material produced by or about your project/organisation. Materials submitted cannot be returned. If you wish to submit publications, please send no more than one publication and not more than two different books.
Information about the financial situation of your organisation: Indicate your current budget and include copies of your most recent financial statements (balance sheet, profit & loss statement, and auditor’s statement), preferably for the past three years.
Names, addresses and contact persons of the main donors (if any) from which funding has been received in the past three years.
Details of any financial connection between officers/staff members and the government or a political party.
A commitment not to publicise the proposal on CVs, websites or in any other way. Please sign this commitment by entering your signature, initials and date.

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