The Nomination Cycle is Open
The Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East is now accepting nominations for 2019 - its 15th anniversary year. Nominees must be one Muslim Arab and one Jewish Israeli working together on a joint project to further peace in the Middle East. The deadline for nomination forms and all supporting materials is February 1, 2019.


2019 Goldberg Prize Nomination Form

Goals of the Prize:

  • Advance the cause of peace in the Middle East
  • Reward those who are courageous and committed to work to overcome the religious, cultural, ethnic and political issues which divide the region
  • Break down barriers of hate towards “the other”
  • Recognize innovation
  • Inspire others working at the grassroots level, and demonstrate that their efforts are worthy of wider recognition   

To recognize the full range of excellent work being done in this very difficult and important area, IIE is encouraging applications from any two individuals whose activities meet the criteria and goals outlined above.  Eligibility in the past was limited to teams in which one member had some prior connection with IIE’s programs or sponsors.  Such prior connection will still get preference in close judgements, but will not automatically determine the winner.

Examples of relevant “prior connection” include State Department programs such as Fulbright Programs, Humphrey Fellowships, International Visitor Leadership Programs, as well as USAID, U.S. Institute for Peace, Ford Foundation and other foundations, government agencies and corporate-sponsored programs associated with IIE.  

Please contact the IIE Goldberg Prize program team at with any questions.