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Ana Maria Vieira de Almeida Award

Fundação Vasco Vieira de Almeida | Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Promoting an education based on innovative and inclusive archetypes able to contribute towards a better protection of human rights is one of the pillars of Fundação Vasco Vieira de Almeida and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Fundação Vasco Vieira de Almeida established the Ana Maria Vieira de Almeida award with the support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian to celebrate the late Ms. Ana Maria Vieira de Almeida. The award will distinguish research papers on innovative models for early childhood education, namely kindergarten, pre-school, and primary school, every two years.


College graduates, persons with Masters’ degrees or PhDs or post-PhD researchers in any area are eligible for the Award.


The Award is twenty thousand Euros (EUR 20,000).


The Jury will be alternately chaired by a member appointed by each Foundation and must include at least two reputable education experts. The Chairperson of the Jury for the 1st edition of the award will be appointed by FVVA.

Vasco Vieira de Almeida

Founding Partner of Vieira de Almeida

Ana Maria Bettencourt

Professor Emeritus of the Escola Superior de Educação
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal

Guilherme D´Oliveira Martins

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Isabel Alçada

Consultant for the Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic for the area of Education

Maria Emília Brederode Santos

Member of the Board of Directors
Centro Cultural de Belém Foundation

Schedule – 1st Edition

9 September

Launch of the Award’s first edition

31 March

Deadline to submit the papers

30 June

Deadline for the jury to deliberate

Until end July

Communication of the results to the applicants and publication of the winning paper

End of October

Award ceremony and launch of the second edition

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