Right Livelihood Awards

Unlike the Nobel Prizes and most other international prizes, the Right Livelihood Award has no categories. It recognizes that, in striving to meet the human challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification. The Right Livelihood Award is not an award for the world’s political, scientific or economic elite, but an award for the people and their work and struggles for a better future. The Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors, or simply, concerned citizens. The prize money shared by all Laureates is SEK 4 million (2017) but not always all Laureates receive a cash award. Often an Honorary Award is given to a person or group whose work the Jury wishes to recognise but who is not primarily in need of monetary support. The prize money is for ongoing successful work, never for personal use.

Eligibility: Anyone – except Right Livelihood Award jury and staff members – can propose anyone (individuals or organisations), except themselves, close relatives or their own organisations to be considered for a Right Livelihood Award.

Note: Please contact Institutional Strategic Awards at awards@sfu.ca for assistance.

Agency Website: http://www.rightlivelihoodaward.org/honour/about-the-right-livelihood-award/

Upcoming Deadlines

March 01, 2021March 01, 2021 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Right Livelihood Awards Honours and supports those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.