2017 Pontifical Academies Awards for Young Scholars and Educational Institutions

Following the regulations and in agreement with the Pontifical Council for Culture, the
Pontificia Academia Latinitatis is curating the competition for the award of the Prize of the
Pontifical Academies, 2017 edition, which aims to promote and develop Christian
humanism.  The prize consists of the sum of 20.000,00 (twenty thousand) Euros, which may
be awarded ex aequo, and will be presented by the Cardinal Secretary of State in the name of
the Holy Father during the annual Public Meeting of the Pontifical Academies.
The academy proposes two thematic areas (one or both may be chosen):
1. Reception of ancient Latinitas Christiana between the medieval and modern eras.
2. Docendo invenire thesauros: methodological proposals for the teaching of Latin.
The first is reserved to scholars who have produced in the last five years doctoral
theses or publications on the theme. Candidates must be aged between 25 and 40 on 30 April
2017.
The second is reserved to institutions (academies, schools, associations, foundations, research groups etc.) that are engaged in formative activity among the youth. The institutions must have been active in the specific training and teaching sector for at least five years.
Candidates and institutions must send their requests to participate to the Pontificia Academia Latinitatis, Piazza San Calisto, 16, 00120, Vatican City, by 2pm on 12 May 2017. Requests to participate in the competition must be accompanied by the individual scholar’s curriculum vitae and other publications or documentation. The institutions must send a copy of their statutes or an illustrative outline of their aims accompanied by documentary proof of the teaching activity over the last five years.
The Commission is composed of Academicians which will formulate a proposal of candidates for the Prize that will be put to the evaluation of the Council of Coordination of the Pontifical Academies and then to the definitive decision of the Holy Father.
Contact: segreteria@latinitas.va.
Web: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_academies/latinitatis/index.htm.