The Talloires Network Announces Call for Nominations from Exceptional University Community Engagement Programs

The Talloires Network has announced a call for nominations for the sixth annual MacJannet Prize. The Prize recognizes exceptional civic engagement initiatives based at Talloires Network member universities around the world and contributes financially to their ongoing public service efforts.

The Talloires Network, comprising over 300 universities from 71 countries around the world, was established in 2005 to focus on the obligation institutions of higher education have to actively engage with their communities. The Talloires Declaration, signed by the leaders of all member institutions, states that the university “should use the processes of education and research to respond to, serve and strengthen its communities for local and global citizenship.”

The MacJannet Prize was instituted to further the Talloires Network’s mission of strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The first five years of the MacJannet Prize were a tremendous success. With about 70 nominations from dozens of universities around the world each year, the MacJannet Prize Selection Committee has been able to select a diverse group of innovative and effective winning programs.

Three prizes will be awarded in 2014: 1st Prize ($7,500), 2nd Prize ($5,000), and 3rd Prize ($2,500). Prize money will be used to further the goals and strengthen the impact of the awarded programs. Winning programs will be profiled on the Talloires Network website and highlighted in communications reaching thousands of higher education contacts worldwide. Winners will also have the opportunity to take part in a presentation ceremony at the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference.

To be considered, programs must be nominated by 24 January 2014. Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty, staff, or administrators at member institutions. Only programs originating from member institutions of the Talloires Network are eligible for the Prize. Leaders of higher education institutions around the world that are not already Talloires Network members are invited and encouraged to join the Talloires Network. There is no fee for membership.

Nominations in English are preferred, but the Secretariat will do its best to accommodate nominations submitted in other languages. Please contact the Talloires Network Secretariat at for information about submitting a nomination in a language other than English.

For additional information on the MacJannet Prize or the Talloires Network, contact the Talloires Network Secretariat at or visit our website: