The Yidan Prize Foundation is looking for innovators who are making significant strides in education. As the world’s highest education accolade, the Yidan Prize recognizes and supports changemakers in education.  


Nominations are now open for the 2024 Yidan Prize 

With a mission to create a better world through education, the Yidan Prize Foundation awards two prizes annually to individuals and teams of up to three in two key areas: education research and education development. 


Laureates will receive a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million (US$3.8 million), shared equally between teams. Half of this is a cash prize in recognition of their contribution to education. The other half is an unrestricted project fund to help them scale and grow their work, whether it be to expand their reach, launch a new project, or enhance existing programs.  


The 2024 Yidan Prize laureates will become part of the Yidan Council of Luminaries, joining a global community of education experts who come together to exchange ideas, build bridges between research and practice, and act as a collective voice to address some of the biggest challenges facing education today. 


“The Yidan Prize shines a light on education research and development initiatives that make a difference around the world. We are pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2024 Yidan Prize are now open,” said Mabel Woo, Deputy Secretary-General, the Yidan Prize Foundation. “We are building a global community of changemakers who are committed to creating a better world through education.”  


Nominations for the 2024 Yidan Prize are now open and will close on 31 March 2024. To learn more about making a Yidan Prize nomination, visit the Yidan Prize Foundation website: