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Awarding ceremony of the Winner of Ivan Franko International Prize 2017

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The Ivan Franko International Prize has been recognized by the scientists in 10 countries – the grandson of the writer

The Ivan Franko International Prize has been recognized by the scientists in 10 countries for two years of its existence.

Such announcement was made by the Chairman of the Board of the Ivan Franko International Fund Roland Franko at the press conference in Ukrinform, according to the reporter of the agency.

“In less than two years, the Ivan Franko International Prize has been recognized by the scientists in 10 countries – Austria, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Israel, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. And I want Ukraine to become a strong scientific platform, where the leading scientists of the world compete with each other”, – the grandson of Ivan Franko.

He noted that international recognition of the Ivan Franko International Prize awarded in two nominations: for significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian Studies and for significant achievements in the field of social and humanitarian sciences, is the top priority of the Fund, the management of which currently consists of the academics and public figures from Canada, Poland, Australia, Great Britain and Ukraine.

“When establishing the Ivan Franko International Prize, I wanted it to be similar to the Nobel Prize. And this work requires a lot of efforts … We believe that the Ivan Franko International Prize is very important for promotion of Ukraine in the civilized world. This work will be successful if millions of Ukrainians worldwide join it. We are looking for like-minded persons who may work with us and raise Ukrainian Prize to a high level and raise the level of Ukrainian science, as well”, – said Roland Franco.

According to Managing Director of the Ivan Franko International Fund Ihor Kurus, information on the Ivan Franko International Prize has been sent to all known world universities.

“100 world top universities have received our invitation to participate in this Prize,” – he said.

At the same time, he emphasized that the selection criteria for the Prize are transparent. The most important is professional competence in its own field and international level of scientific studies submitted for the Prize.

Volodymyr Buhrov, the Board Member of the Ivan Franko International Prize, the vice-rector of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv emphasized that each of the 20 works submitted this year will be considered in 3 stages: Nomination Committee, International Expert Council, International Jury. It will also allow to obtain efficient results.

“We believe that those who win will be popular scientists in their field and their work will meet high criteria: international recognition, innovativeness, distinction, promotion of those methodologies that Ivan Franco developed for social and humanitarian sciences”, – said Buhrov.

Yaroslav Harasym, the Board Member of the Ivan Franko International Prize, the vice-rector of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv noted that the Prize is important for Ukrainian humanitaristics, firstly, because it is the interdisciplinary communication platform for the historians, linguists, literary scholars, lawyers, linguists and representatives of other sciences with scientific ideas, which creates three-dimensional measurement of the achievements of modern humanitaristics. Secondly, it is important for the development of Ukrainian studies in the world, as it allows to find other Centres of Ukrainian Studies elsewhere but Ukraine.

“The most important is that this Prize promotes works of Ivan Franko. And the first year of the Prize awarding has shown that it restores public confidence in institutional solutions – the media-space provided for no reservations about the mechanism of the procedure and the way the Prize was awarded”, – said Harasym.

Creating award of the Ivan Franko International Prize (video)

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Thanks to benefactors

Thank’s to the benefactors for close cooperation, support and assistance Ivan Franko International Fund.

2016

  • Irina and Mykhailo Benko (Kiev);
  • Igor Yavorsky (Borislav);
  • Igor Kobyletsky (Borislav);
  • Vasyl Tancuk (Drohobych);
  • Mykola Omelchenko (Slavyansk);
  • Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko (Kiev);
  • SPA-hotel “RESPECT” (Skhidnytsya);


 2017

  • Ukrainian Credit Union Limited (Toronto)
  • SPA-hotel “RESPECT” (Skhidnytsya);
  • Society “LATKA” (Toronto, Canada);
  • Family of Stepan, Roma and Ivan Franko (Toronto, Canada);
  • Mikhail Tsymbalyuk (Lviv);
  • Albert Feldman (Kiev);
  • Igor Yavorsky (Borislav);
  • Igor Kobyletsky (Borislav);
  • Viktor Krivenko (Kiev);
  • Tеrenya Tonkovіch (Канада),
  • Kvitka Lopushanski (Канада),
  • Olya Pylypiak (Канада),

 

File an application

Documents are to be submitted by mail to the Prize Committee (01030, Kyiv, Volodymyrska street, 48A, of. 15), as well as in electronic form (frankofund@ukr.net). Hard copies must be initialed by the author of the research paper.

About the Fund

Ivan Franko International Fund was created in June 2015. International Fund is a non-governmental charitable organization.

The Fund aims to support the development of Ukrainian studies and social and humanitarian sciences, promotion and popularization of scientific and creative heritage of Ivan Franko.

The primary and the main objective of the Fund is establishment and implementation of Ivan Franko International Prize and promotion of its international recognition. International Prize will be awarded in two nominations: “for significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian studies”, “for significant personal contribution to the development of social and humanitarian sciences”.

Roland Franko, the grandson of Ivan Franko, is the initiator of creation of the Fund.

Composition of the Fund Management:

  1. Roland Tarasovych Franco, Ph.D. in Technical sciences, diplomat
  2. Yaroslava Melnyk, Doctor of Philology, Rector of the Ukrainian Free University in Munich (Germany)
  3. Alois Voldan, Professor of the University of Vienna, Deputy Director of the Institute of Slavic Studies (Austria)
  4. Roman Mnich, Professor of Natural Humanities University in Siedlce, Director of the Institute of Neolinguistics (Poland)
  5. Myroslav Volodymyrovych Popovych, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Academician of NAS of Ukraine
  6. Volodymyr Anatoliovich Bugrov, PhD of Philisophy, Professor, Prorector of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev.
  7. Oksana Mykolaivna Slipushko, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the department in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev.
  8. Ivan Fedorovych Drach, Hero of Ukraine, poet, playwright and screenwriter
  9. Stepan Vasyliovych Melnychuk, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Rector of Chernivtsi National University named by Yuriy Fedkovych
  10. Borys Ivanovych Bunchuk, Doctor of Philology, Professor of Chernivtsi National University named by Yuriy Fedkovych
  11. Volodymyr Ivanovich Antofiychuk, Doctor of Philology, Professor of Chernivtsi National University named by Yuriy Fedkovych.
  12. Yaroslav Ivanovych Garasym, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Vice-rector of Lviv National University named by Ivan Franko.
  13. Adam Falovskyy, Professor of the Jagiellonian University. Krakow (Poland)
  14. Vasyl Petrovych Kyrylych, Ph.D. of Political Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy
  15. Stepan Krvavych, Doctor of Medicine, London (UK)
  16. Yuri Vasyliovych Chizhmar, PhD of Law, People’s Deputy of Ukraine
  17. Mykhailo Iosypovych Shalata, Ph.D. of Philology, Professor of the University of Drohobych
  18. Yevgen Kazymyrovych Nakhlik, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Director of the Institute of Ivan Franko of NAS of Ukraine
  19. Liliia Mykhailivna Grynevych, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Ph.D. of Pedagogical Sciences
  20. Vitalii Fedorovych Shevchenko, journalist, writer, People’s Deputy of Ukraine of II-IV convocations.

 

 

Selection of Research Papers

Selection of research papers

Criteria for Selection of Nominees for Winning the Prize:

  •  The main criterion for selection of nominees for winning the Prize is his/her professional competence in his/her field of study and international level of scientific achievements regardless of gender, religious or political preferences or ethnic origin of the author.
  • The Prize shall be awarded for significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian studies or social and human sciences, for outstanding work or specific scientific discovery, which is a significant contribution to world science and culture.

People eligible to receive the Prize

Prize winner may be any researcher or scientist whose research papers have been submitted to the Prize Committee in accordance with the Provision “On Ivan Franko International Prize” and have been recognized as the best as assessed by the International Jury.

The same person may be the Prize winner only once.

People eligible to submit research papers

Academic institutions, higher educational institutions of Ukraine and countries of the world with which Ukraine has diplomatic relations, as well as the winners of the Prize in previous years may submit scientists` research papers for winning the Prize.

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