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Tallberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize [up to $50,000 Prize Money]

The nomination period ends on May 24th, 2021

Do you know an outstanding leader that promotes positive global change?

The Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize invites you to nominate an innovative, risk-taking, ethical candidate for a chance to win our leadership prize. Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere.

The Tällberg Foundation explores the issues that are challenging and changing our societies with the goal of stimulating new thinking for a new world.

They also believe that a new kind of leadership is badly needed for our societies to prosper: leadership that is innovative, courageous, dynamic, rooted in universal values and global in implication. In that spirit, they have established the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize named in honour of Jan Eliasson, one of the most accomplished global diplomats of our era and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to recognize their tremendous support to the prize and for being the most dynamic and innovative global philanthropic organizations—one that uses its resources and imagination to promote positive global change.

The prize is awarded annually to outstanding leaders who demonstrate the willingness and capacity to address the complexity of 21st-century challenges in innovative, risk-taking, and ethical ways, and whose work is global in aspiration or implication and is rooted in universal values.

Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere and are ultimately selected by a secret ballot of a jury composed of accomplished global leaders.

This year the Prize will recognize established as well as emerging leadership:

  • Two Prizes for established leaders whose track record of accomplishments is substantial and who, in the jury’s judgement, are likely to continue to make important, positive contributions in their chosen field. Each of these awards will carry a $50,000 honorarium.

  • Two Prizes for rising leaders who have already demonstrated high potential and capacity, but the bulk of whose accomplishments are likely to be in the future. Each of these awards will carry a $25,000 honorarium.

Of course, all leaders who are honoured will meet the core criteria of the Prize.

  • Awards of $50,000 and $25,000

  • 4 prizes in total from 2 categories: emerging and established leaders

  • Leaders from any discipline and any part of the world are eligible

  • Winners become part of a network of global leaders

  • Worldwide exposure


Anyone, anywhere—except for prize jurors—can nominate a leader from any country and from any discipline e.g. politicians, statesmen, scientists, educators, social entrepreneurs, CEOs, environmentalists, artists, religious and military figures, and others.

The working language for the Prize process is English.

Nominations are made in the form below in five simple steps:

  1. Provide your and the nominee’s contact details;

  2. Tell us why the candidate deserves to be considered for the prize;

  3. Share her or his career highlights with us;

  4. Add any relevant supporting materials for the nomination;

  5. Push submit/save

You can make submissions (max 2 submissions per person) and if you need to edit your submissions, use the link in your confirmation email by the final deadline on Monday, May 24. There is no advantage to submitting several nominations for the same person.

Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Prize.



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