Nomination Deadline: February 15
Application Deadline: March 15
Named after distinguished American theologian Michael Novak, this $10,000 award rewards new outstanding scholarly research into the relationship between religion, economic freedom, and the free and virtuous society. This award recognizes those scholars early in their academic career who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology’s connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life.
- Nominations: Professors, university faculty members, and other scholars may nominate qualified individuals for the Novak Award by completing the online nomination form.
- Scholars who have received a doctorate from an accredited domestic or international program in the previous five calendar years. Current doctoral candidates in the process of completing their dissertations are also eligible.
- Nominees also must be studying theology, religion, economics, philosophy, business, or a related field.
- Strong academic performance is essential.
- Nominees must have a demonstrated interest in the relationship between religion, economic liberty, and the free and virtuous society. Important principles in this relationship include the recognition of human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life.
- Nominees must display the potential to contribute to the advancement of a free and virtuous society.
- will be provided in addition to the $10,000 award. Any published work drawn out of the fellowship research must also be granted by-line acknowledgment to the Novak Award and the Acton Institute.
- The recipient of the Novak Award will present his or her research in a public forum known as the Calihan Lecture. Travel expenses for the recipient to and from the Calihan Lecture
All qualified individuals will be considered for the Novak Award without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, religious affiliation, or disability. Award decisions are final and are not subject to appeal.
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