Deadline: February 1, 2021

Nominations are invited for the IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East 2021. The IIE awards the IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East annually to recognize outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Arab and one Israeli, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East.

The goals of the prize are to:

  • Advance the cause of peace in the Middle East;
  • Reward those who are courageous and committed to work to overcome the religious, cultural, ethnic and political issues which divide the region;
  • Break down barriers of hate towards “the other”;
  • Recognize innovation;
  • Inspire others working at the grassroots level, and demonstrate that their efforts are worthy of wider recognition.


  • The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and meeting the goals of the Prize share a US$10,000 prize.


  • Nominees must be one Muslim Arab and one Jewish Israeli working together on a joint project to further peace in the Middle East.


The following supporting materials are required:

  • Biography/Curriculum vitae for each nominee
    • Include any additional organizations with which each nominee is affiliated, works, has membership, is on the board, etc.
  • Narrative Project Description (No more than three pages)
    • Describe the following:
      • Goals of the project and whom it serves
      • Clearly describe each nominees’ leadership role in the project
      • Achievements of the project to date.
      • Challenges overcome by the project.
  • Two Letters of Reference

Optional: You may also include news article(s) or brief project brochures(s) (if available)

Complete the nomination form

For more information, visit IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize.

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