Call for Nominations for the 2021 Voltaire Award

In 2021 the University of Potsdam will be presenting the fifth Voltaire Award for Tolerance, International Understanding, and Respect for Differences. Each year, the University of Potsdam awards the prize to one young scholar who has made an important contribution to the social dialogue on peace, international understanding, and tolerance, or who has campaigned for freedom in research and teaching or the right of free expression. A panel of judges selects the prizewinner from among the nominations submitted.
The winner of the Voltaire Award will be honored in January, 2021 at the University of Potsdam New Year’s Reception for 2021. The prize amounts to €5,000 and is financed by the Friede Springer Foundation.

Nominations for the Voltaire Award must be submitted by third parties or organizations. Self-nominations are not possible.

Please send nomination and documents via application form given below. If you would like to include any additional information, you may do so in the upload. Should we have any further questions or need more information, we will contact you. The nominations must be submitted in German or English by October 7, 2020 to:

Nomination for Voltaire Award 2021

Short presentation of the proposing institution

Description of Nominee

Nomination Letter (Longversion, but no longer than three pages)

Details of any previously received Awards

Tabular CV of Nominee

Additional Information (i.e. Publications, Video-Links, etc.)

Data protection declaration of nominating person (see above on the right side)

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