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  • 28.04.2023

Global Teacher Prize – call for nominations 2023

We are pleased to announce the open Call for Applications and Nominations for the 2023 edition of the Global Teacher Prize, which will be awarded this year, at a side event, during UNESCO’s General Conference.

Launched in 2014, during the second edition of the Global Education and Skills Forum, in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the Prize is funded and organized by the Varkey Foundation, in collaboration with UNESCO, and in strategic partnership with Dubai Cares.

By aiming to highlight the central role of educators in all parts of the world, as well as the importance of acknowledging and valuing teachers’ impact on their students and on their communities, the Prize will reward an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. As a result, the selected laureate is presented with a US $1 million award.

Candidates must be currently working as teachers of school-aged children, spend at least ten hours per week teaching face-to-face, and plan to remain in the teaching profession for the next five years.

Applications and nominations may be submitted after registration in the dedicated awards platform 

Candidates will be evaluated by a prominent Global Teacher Prize Academy, composed of various civil society members, including head-teachers, educational experts, commentators, journalists, public officials, tech entrepreneurs, company directors and scientists, from different parts of the world.

  • The required criteria for eligibility may be consulted here
  • Contact: Ms Nicole Lui (, Executive Director at the Varkey Foundation
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