Prize Opportunities for Penn State

Below is a list of prizes for which Penn State has been invited to apply. If you are interested in applying or nominating a faculty member for any of the prizes listed below, please contact Michelle Hutnik at


Yidan Prize 2022

The Yidan Prize is the world’s highest education accolade. Each year, we award the Yidan Prize to individuals, or teams of up to three members, in two areas:

Yidan Prize for Education Research

The theory of learning—science, psychology, statistics—that can help educators understand different approaches with a methodical lens.

Yidan Prize for Education Development

Policy and practice in learning: new methods and ways to make education more widespread—so we can champion techniques that work.

They’re designed for impact: laureates receive a project fund of HK$15 million over three years, helping them scale up their work, as well as a gold medal and a cash prize of HK$15 million (shared equally for teams).

Yidan Prize