Deadline: May 29, 2022
The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2022 are now accepting applications. The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards are a set of annual cash prizes worth $200,000 that honor individuals who excel in their efforts to alleviate extreme poverty.
The Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen give the prizes, which will be backed by Mesoblast Ltd, a leading US and Australian cellular therapies firm, in 2022.
“Ending extreme poverty is a need, not a choice.” Alex Waislitz, Chairman and Founder of the Melbourne-based Waislitz Foundation, says, “My aim is that it will inspire many thousands of people around the world to do what they can to enhance the living standards of those in urgent need.”
The Waislitz Foundation was founded with the goal of making a good social impact both locally and globally through innovative projects that empower individuals to meet their full potential and make a measurable difference to the world.
This 2022 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards feature three awards totaling $200,000.
- $100,000: Waislitz Global Citizen Award (Grand Prize)
- $50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award
- $50,000: The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award
In addition to the cash prizes, the three winners will be profiled in editorial pieces that will be featured on the Global Citizen platform and social media.
- Entrants must be aged eighteen (18) years of age or older;
- They may be from anywhere in the world;
- They accept applications 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.
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?