The Yidan Prize was launched in 2016 to create a better world through education. Each year the prize is awarded to individuals and teams in two areas such as Education Research: the theory of learning—science, psychology, statistics—that can help educators understand different approaches with a methodical lens; Education Development Policy and practice in learning: new methods and ways to make education more widespread.
Each year’s laureates are awarded a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million - half is a cash prize to recognize their contribution to the sector; the other half is a project fund distributed over three years to support the laureate’s work which can be used to expand their reach into a new region, begin a new project, or keep doing more of the same brilliant work. Support and guidance are offered throughout, helping prize winners evaluate how they’re progressing and mapping their impact.
Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2022. The laureates will be announced in September 2022. Awards will be presented in December 2022.