Intercultural Innovation Award

Awards Ceremony

Vienna, Austria

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is the Intercultural Innovation Award?

    The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world. Projects are selected through a competitive selection process. Awardees receive a monetary prize. Furthermore, what is especially unique about the award is that recipients receive a one-year customized support package to help them grow and expand to other contexts.

  • 2. Why should I apply?

    You should apply if:

    • – Your organization considers that promoting intercultural understanding and cooperation is key in today’s world;
    • – Your project has proven successful and you want to share it with the world; and
    • – You lack the connections and capacity to bring your project to the next level.
  • 3. How can I apply?

    You can only apply online.

  • 4. I’ve previously applied online. Can I use the same user name and password?

    We ask that you register for a new user name and password.

  • 5. What is the selection process?

    The detailed selection process is outlined in the application guidelines. Please read it carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • 6. Is the Intercultural Innovation Award open to organizations from all countries?

    Yes. The award is open to all applicants around the world.

  • 7. Does the Intercultural Innovation Award provide general or core funding (e.g. salaries, rent, etc. not specific to a project) to awarded organizations?

    No, the monetary prize of the award only supports expenses needed to expand the range of actions of the project and replicate them in other contexts.

  • 8. My organization applied to the Intercultural Innovation Award in the past and was unsuccessful. Can I apply again this year?

    Yes. We encourage you to submit an application.

  • 9. My organization applied to a previous edition of the UNAOC Marketplace of Ideas and was unsuccessful. Can I apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award?

    Yes. We encourage you to submit an application.

  • 10. My organization applied to a previous edition of the BMW Group Award and was unsuccessful. Can I apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award?

    Yes. We encourage you to submit an application.