Intercultural Innovation Hub Award

Apply for the UNAOC/BMW Intercultural Innovation Hub Award

The Intercultural Innovation Hub (IIH) of UNAOC and the BMW Group, with the support of Accenture, connects people and cultures, empowers grassroots organizations and elevates intercultural innovation. Innovative projects championing diversity, integration and social inclusion will be selected to scale up their impact and achieve sustainable growth.

Intercultural Innovation Hub Award Summary

  • Host: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations | BMW Group
  • Category: Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: USD 20,000 Grants
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: March 25, 2024

Intercultural Innovation Hub Award Details:

The Intercultural Innovation Hub invite grassroots organizations that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding as well as social inclusion, to apply. Selected organizations will benefit from a comprehensive support programme designed to expand the impact of their projects.

The Intercultural Innovation Hub will select up to 10 projects focused on addressing xenophobia and hate speech; preventing violent extremism; promoting gender equality; using sport, art and culture as tools to drive social change and foster social inclusion; and building inclusive and cohesive societies.

Eligibility Requirements for 2024 Intercultural Innovation Hub Award:

To be considered for the Intercultural Innovation Hub Award, applicants must have:

  • not-for-profit organizations implementing projects focused on promoting intercultural dialogue and fostering diverse and inclusive societies, and who are willing to expand their range of action.
  • Examples include projects in the fields of promoting gender equality, preventing xenophobia, violent extremism, and hate speech, promoting the use of sport, art and culture as tools to drive social change and foster social inclusion, supporting the LGBTQI+ community and championing gender diversity, as well as advocating for disability rights and disability inclusion.
  • The Intercultural Innovation Hub does not support one-time events (e.g. festivals, events, conferences. etc.).

Benefits of 2024 Intercultural Innovation Hub Award:

  • Each finalist will receive up to USD 20,000 to scale up the sustainability of their project and accelerate the impact of their work.
  • Selected recipients also will benefit from a year-long series of capacity-building workshops, focused support, and customized mentoring provided by UNAOC and the BMW Group, with the support of Accenture.
  • Recipients will have an opportunity to extend their spheres of influence, collaborate with other changemakers, and take part in regional and international events by becoming part of a global leadership network.

How to Apply for Intercultural Innovation Hub Award:

Interested and qualified applicants should use the link below to proceed to the application page.

Application Website:

Intercultural Innovation Hub Award Application Deadline: March 25, 2024