The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals, or up to three-member teams, who have contributed significantly to education research and development. The prize aims to progress learning by building a global community committed to advancing ideas in education. The Yidan Prize is awarded in two categories:
Yidan Prize for Education Research
Awarded for significant contribution to the science of education.
Yidan Prize for Education Development
Awarded for instituting positive change in education and learning.
Each prize comprises a gold medal and a total sum of HK$30 million (around US$3.9 million). Half is a cash prize of HK$15 million. The other HK$15 million is a project fund to help them expand their initiatives.