The UNESCO-Juan Bosch Prize was instituted by the Executive Board of UNESCO, at the initiative of the Government of the Dominican Republic, in connection with the commemoration in 2009 of the centenary of Professor Bosch’s birth. In creating the Prize, the Member States on the Executive Board recognized the remarkable contribution of Professor Juan Bosch to the study of social and political processes both in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region. The award winners will receive a diploma and a monetary award of USD 10,000. The name of the prizewinner will be announced in August 2012. The awardee will be officially recognized at a ceremony that will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, at which she or he will be invited to deliver an acceptance speech. Member States or Associate Members of UNESCO, non-governmental organizations and foundations that maintain official relations with UNESCO, especially those whose activities fall within the scope of the Prize, are invited to nominate candidates. The nomination form must be completed in either Spanish or English. Members States may not submit more than three candidates.
Its purpose is to reward the best social science thesis written by young researchers in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and that has made a significant research contribution to the promotion of social science research geared to social development policies. The Prize shall be awarded to the author(s) of the prize-winning thesis. Languages Spanish and English