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Waislitz Global Citizen Awards

Awards to USA, Canada, and International
Individuals for Projects to End Poverty

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Waislitz Foundation, Global Citizen and Mesoblast

Deadline Date:

06/13/21 11:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals to recognize their dedication to ending extreme poverty through creative projects. Funding is intended to assist individuals in their local and global efforts to bring system-wide change that will improve lives and make a lasting impact.

All applicants will be evaluated based on individual merit, including the following five key areas:

  • Global Citizenship: How does the applicant embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
  • Proof of Concept: Does the applicant have a strong proof of concept with at least 1-2 years of impact towards ending extreme poverty?
  • Disruption: Has the applicant created measurable impact in an innovative manner that disrupts the systems that allow for extreme poverty to exist?
  • Scalability: How would this award enable/support the applicant to scale or improve their work?
  • Adaptability: Can the applicant demonstrate examples of their ability to adapt and evolve to changing conditions?

The grand prize Waislitz Global Citizen Award will be awarded to an applicant based on the 5 criteria listed above.

The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award will be awarded to an individual who excels in the “Disruption” criteria.

The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award will be selected with input from public online voting by the Global Citizen community.

The Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award will be awarded to an applicant who excels in the “Adaptability” criteria and has implemented a specific adaptation, pivot or new program that addresses the impacts of COVID-19.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190541

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$250,000

Number of Grants:

One grand prize and three additional prizes

Estimated Size of Grant:

- $100,000: Waislitz Global Citizen Award (Grand Prize)
- $50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award
- $50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award
- $50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award

In addition to the cash prizes, the four winners will be profiled in editorial pieces that will be featured on the Global Citizen platform and social media.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Entrants aged eighteen (18) years of age or older from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for the awards.

The awards are for individuals or individual representatives of organizations. The prize will be awarded to an individual, but the money will be allocated to the organization that the individual works for. Applications are accepted from any individual who is doing impactful work and who has a registered legal entity such as non-profit, for-profit, B-corp, social enterprise, etc.

These awards are for individuals who have demonstrated impact towards ending extreme poverty over a minimum of 1-2 years.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications close Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT

Applicants must apply for the awards themselves. All applications must be submitted in English.

Applicants will be judged against criteria by a group of judges appointed by Global Citizen.

Between 10-15 semi-finalists will be selected and notified on or around July 1. Those semi-finalists will move forward to a public vote and final round of judging.

From the semi-finalists, 4 winners will be selected by the Waislitz Foundation and notified on or around July 19.

Please note, due to COVID-19, there will not be an award ceremony in 2021.

Global Citizen Manifesto: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/the-global-citizen-manifesto/

Terms and Conditions: http://www.globalcitizen.org/programs/waislitz-award/terms

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//Global_Citizen_Award_2021

For questions that are not answered on the awards’ information page or in the FAQs, please email waislitzaward@globalcitizen.org .

Global Citizen offices:

New York
Suite 207, 594 Broadway
New York, NY, 10012

London
Society Building
8 All Saints Street
London N1 9RL

Canada
688 Richmond St. West
Unit 404
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1C5 Canada

South Africa
Office 102H3, 1st Floor
3 Melrose Square
Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, 2196

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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