Acton Institute Novak Award

Deadlines:
Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2009
Application Deadline: December 1, 2009
Announcement: January 2010
Amount: $10,000

Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

Application:

  1. A signed application form. (must be completed in English.)
  2. A Curriculum vitae.
  3. A 500-word essay that describes your intellectual development, future plans, and career goals. This statement should elaborate on the source and development of your interest in the ideas and principles listed above. Include how you expect to contribute to a better understanding or application of these ideas.
  4. A research paper, refereed published article, or other scholarly work, such as a book, monograph, or a conference paper, on a theme relevant to religion and economic liberty or a related theme.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from professors or other established scholars in your field.

For further details and the application please visit the Acton Institute “Awards and Scholarships” webpage at: http://www.acton.org/programs/students/

Mail the completed application materials to:

Novak Award
Acton Institute
161 Ottawa NW Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA