Nominations are open for the 2021FISU Gender Equality Awards. The 7th edition of the international University Sports Federation Gender equality awards are open to commemorate this year’s international Women’s Day.

Awarded biannually, the FISU Gender Equality Awards aim to promote the advancement of gender equality in sport and recognise outstanding efforts and achievements to increase the participation of women, but also non-binary and transgender individuals, in sports at all levels, both on and off the field of play.

The FISU Gender Equality Project Award will be bestowed on a project that has already been delivered in its entirety at least once in 2020 or 2021, prior to being nominated for the award. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, projects which were delivered in 2019 and intended to be delivered in 2020 or 2021, are also eligible to be nominated for the award. The winning organisation will receive a grant of up to 5000€ from FISU to support the continuation and development of the project.

The newly renamed FISU Gender Equality Awards now consist of two awards, the:

  • FISU Gender Equality Project Award, and the
  • FISU Gender Equality Champion Award

For details on the Awards criteria and eligibility, please refer to this document. The nomination process is now open to FISU’s member National University Sports Federations (NUSFs) and Continental University Sports Federations (CUSFs). Nominations must be submitted to the FISU Gender Equality Committee via, according to the instructions given in the General Rules and Regulations, and using the official Nomination Formno later than 15 May 2021.  

NUSFs and CUSFs are entitled to nominate an unlimited number of candidates for the FISU Gender Equality Project Award and one candidate only per NUSF or CUSF for the FISU Gender Equality Champion Award. Higher education institutions and universities are also strongly encouraged to submit nominations to their respective NUSF, who can then submit them to FISU on their behalf.

A pre-selection Jury composed of FISU Gender Equality Committee and Gender Equality Working Group members will review the nominations and propose a shortlist.

The winners of the FISU Gender Equality Project Award and FISU Gender Equality Champion Award will be announced at the FISU General Assembly 2021 in Chengdu, China.