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United Nation Refugee Agency(UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award 2024(US$ 150,000 Prize )

Applications are now open for the 2024 United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award. Each year, the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award recognizes several individuals, groups or organizations that have shown exceptional dedication in protecting and assisting refugees, internally displaced or stateless people.


  • Anyone may nominate a candidate for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.
  • If you nominated someone in the past but they did not win, you may nominate them again.
  • The strongest nominations will provide a detailed account of the candidate’s work and results for displaced or stateless people, as well as three solid references to vouch for their character and impact.
  • References should not all come from the same organization or group.
  • Please note that self-nominations are strongly discouraged. Current or former UNHCR employees are not eligible

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates may be individuals, groups or organizations.
  • Their work must have a direct and positive impact on the lives of forcibly displaced or stateless people.
  • Their work relates to a major displacement situation or issue.
  • This year we especially encourage nominations that relate to statelessness, climate, sports, solutions and inclusions but we are open to other themes.
  • They devote substantial time and effort to support forcibly displaced or stateless people, going above and beyond the call of duty and outside their expected role.
  • They have the capacity to successfully implement a suitable project with the prize money (US$100,000 for the global laureate, US$25,000 for regional winners).
  • They have three strong references

Selection Process

  • The global laureate and regional winners are chosen by an independent Selection Committee.
  • The selection process remains strictly confidential, and no information regarding the status of your nomination will be released.
  • The 2024 global laureate and regional winners will be announced in late 2024.
  • For any questions, please write to the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award team at [email protected].

Application Deadline :March 20, 2024.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award

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