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Calouste Gulbenkian Prize

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has opened nominations for the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize, worth 250.000 euro, that will distinguish an individual or institution whose thoughts or actions make a decisive contribution to, and have significant impact on understanding, defending or fostering the universal values of the human condition: namely, the respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance and the conservation of the environment in man's relationship with nature. Nomination deadline is 15 April 2012. The Prize will be in existence for five years.

A pioneer in the oil industry, a demanding art collector, a diplomat and philanthropist, Calouste Gulbenkian was a perfect example of the synthesis of the eastern culture of his birth and origins, and the western culture in which he was educated and lived. Calouste Gulbenkian's long path, from his childhood in Istanbul to the latter years of his life in Lisbon, shaped his personality and influenced the Foundation. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, based in Lisbon, Portugal, is a non-profit foundation, both operating and grantmaking in the fields of arts, science, education and human development.

Contact: Secretaria do Conselho de Administração, Av. de Berna, 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal; tel.: 21 78 23 000; fax: 21 78 23 021; e-mail: sconselho@gulbenkian.pt; www.gulbenkian.pt/index.php?section=25&artId=803&langId=2