School of International Futures (SOIF) is awarding $25,000 incubator funding as top prize for its Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award.
SOIF is recognising and supporting the next generation’s endeavours to shape the future and work to drive innovation in foresight internationally. This award understands that foresight practice includes anyone who takes a futures approach to their work to explore and understand the impacts of longer-term factors and drivers of change on the future, to better understand how different futures might evolve, and to generate insights for decisions made today.
Making an award application is a simple process. In 1000 words write down the story of one of your past projects and make a 2 minute video about what foresight work you would spend the $25k on, this can simply be you speaking to your webcam or phone camera.
If you are under 35 or you have less than 10 years of experience in strategic foresight, and are studying or professionally working in the field, then you are eligible to apply. Applications are open until 1st July 2018.
SOIF is especially keen to welcome participation from the global south and to recognise the excellent foresight work across Africa, Asia and Latin America, including supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. However, this prize is very much open to all, worldwide.
The Award will support practitioners both personally and professionally and will help create a global sensing-network of future-alert activists. It will provide a platform to showcase innovative practice from around the world.
The winner will not only receive incubator funding to develop a new foresight initiative, but also free attendance at the SOIF2018 Summer retreat as well as mentoring support to develop professionally. A number of geographic and sectoral special awards will also be made.
If you’d like to apply, get involved as a partner or can help share the word then SOIF would love to hear from you. Please email award website.