The Acton Institute is now accepting applications for the 2018 Novak Award. Named after distinguished American theologian Michael Novak, this award rewards new outstanding scholarly research concerning 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.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2018 and the nomination requirement has been removed. The award is open to current doctoral candidates or those who have received a doctorate in the past five years. Applicants should have studied theology, religion, philosophy, history, law, politics, economics, or related fields. The Acton Institute will select one winner to receive the USD $15,000 award.

Applications must be mailed to the Acton Institute, postmarked by the March 15, 2018 deadline.

For general information, including application requirements and eligibility, please visit the webpage. Additional questions can be sent directly to [email protected].