Deadline: 1 May 2017
Nominations are currently open for the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, carrying a $250,000 cash prize.
This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society.
This award honors work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience is not limited to specific disciplines; examples include scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech, human rights, and the freedom to innovate.
The MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award seeks to highlight effective, responsible, ethical disobedience across disciplines, and around the world. Disobedience Award objectives are to build awareness and support of disobedience-robust work being done, and to promote role models for younger people.
- The recipient must be living.
- The recipient must have taken a personal risk in order to affect positive change for greater society.
- Both individuals and groups are eligible to win the prize.
How to Apply
In order to apply, one must submit nomination form available on the given website.
For more information, please visit MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award.