Dependence on God and Man: Toward a Catholic Constitution of Liberty
Dr. Catherine R. Pakaluk
Virtuous Poverty, Christian Liberty: A Free-Market Appreciation of Pope Francis
Dr. Oskari Juurikkala
“Second Thoughts on Newman”: Newman, Constitutions, and Markets
Dr. David Deavel
Society, Economy, and Culture: Challenges for the West
Dr. Giovanni Patriarca
Professors, university faculty members, and other scholars may nominate qualified individuals for the Novak Award by completing the online nomination form.
Those scholars nominated for the Novak Award will be contacted via email and asked to submit an application. Shortly after the application deadline, applications are reviewed and finalists are selected. The Novak Award recipient will be selected by the Acton Institute research staff and an independent panel of relevant scholars. Award decisions by the Acton Institute are final and not subject to appeal.
All award decisions are communicated via e-mail. If you do not read your e-mail regularly, please clearly indicate this on your application.
Like the vast majority of universities, scholarship programs, and research institutes, the Acton Institute does not enter into discussions with unsuccessful applicants concerning the particular reasons for their denial.
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 will be provided in addition to the $10,000 award.
Any published work drawn out of the award must also be granted by-line acknowledgment to the Novak Award and the Acton Institute.
The Acton Institute may publicize the award and has permission to identify a recipient as a Novak Award recipient.
Recipients who are United States citizens must submit a W-9 tax form.
A signed application form [PDF]. (must be completed in English.)
A Curriculum vitae.
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.
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.
Two letters of recommendation from professors or other established scholars in your field.