The 2023 WISE Awards Call for Applications is now open!

Qatar Foundation is pleased to announce the WISE Awards to recognize and promote six successful and innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. WISE is building a community of educational innovators that offers a fertile environment for groundbreaking collaborations. These projects represent a growing resource of expertise and sound educational practice.


The WISE Awards recognize innovative educational projects that have already demonstrated a transformative impact on individuals, communities, and society.

The ideal project would be an ongoing, innovative and impactful education initiative that:

  • Has an excellent record of proven success
  • Is financially sustainable
  • Has a clear plan indicating the project’s future objectives and future development
  • Is scalable
  • Is replicable in other contexts and regions of the world
  • Has a clear understanding and knowledge of:
    – its innovative nature;
    – its distinctiveness within its sphere of action, and;
    – the type and depth of its impact on its beneficiaries.


Only one application can be submitted for a single educational activity or project. This condition applies in instances where different organizations submit similar applications for the same educational activity or project, in this case all applications will be deemed ineligible.

Individuals may only submit a single application. Other individuals working for the same organization are allowed to submit different applications for different educational activities.


Several nominations from different individuals may be submitted for the same project, although this has no bearing on the judging process.

The same nominators may submit several nominations for different projects.


The language for applications to the 2023 WISE Awards is English. Whilst the quality of written English is not a criterion for assessing applications, it is strongly recommended that applicants pay particular attention to ensuring that their applications can be properly understood in English.

Grant size: $10,000 to $100,000

Deadline: December 1st, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Education
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