Choice of the year: the Ivan Franko International Prize has started to accept papers

On January 15, the Franko Foundation began accepting research papers for the 2020 Ivan Franko International Prize. This was reported by the Foundation’s Director Ihor Kurus.

An obligatory condition for participation is filling in an electronic form on the official website of the Ivan Franko International Foundation. Three printed copies of the research paper with the author’s autograph should be mailed to the Committee of the Prize (01030, Kyiv,  Volodymyrska St., 48a, of.15).

A research paper may be recommended for the Prize by an academic institution, a higher education institution of Ukraine and the countries with which Ukraine has diplomatic relations, or the previous winners of the Prize.

“Applicant research papers should be of international importance, belong to social and humanitarian sciences and be based on scientific understanding of historical or contemporary processes in the culture, politics and public life of Ukraine. The monographs should be published in 2017-2019 and have an ISBN,” said the director of Ivan Franko Foundation.

Requirements for participation in the competition for the Ivan Franko International Prize can be found at

The Ivan Franko International Prize has been awarded annually since 2016. Prize winners receive a cash award (in 2016 and 2017 the premium fund was 500,000 UAH, in 2018 and 2019 – 400,000 UAH) and a gold badge.

The awarding ceremony takes place annually on August 27 – the birthday of Ivan Franko in his homeland.

We will remind you that in 2016, the Prize was won by Lubomyr Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Cardinal of the Catholic Church. In 2017, the winners were Michael Moser, Professor of the University of Vienna, President of the International Ukrainian Association and Oleh Shabliy, Academician, Professor Emeritus of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. The winners in 2018 were Professor of Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and Ukrainian Free University (Munich) Yaroslava Melnyk and Associate Professor of the Department of Eastern European History at the Helsinki University Johannes Remy. In 2019, the award went to Doctor of Philology at the University of Milan, Maria Grazia Bartolini (Italy).

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