In 2025 the University of Potsdam will be presenting the eighth Voltaire Prize 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 Prize will be honored in January, 2025 at the University of Potsdam New Year’s Reception. The prize amounts to €5,000 and is financed by the Friede Springer Foundation.
Nominations for the Voltaire Prize 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. Nominations must be submitted in German or English by 31st October 2024 using the online form.
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