Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order -- Nominations Accepted

Funding Agency:
University of Louisville

The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good.

The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order.

The university committee overseeing the award invites nominations from throughout the world by individual political scientists expert in the area, by professional associations of political scientists or related disciplines in international relations, by university presidents or by publishers and editors of journals and books in political science and world affairs. Self- nominations will not be considered.

Deadline for nominations: Jan. 31, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Submissions will be judged according to originalityfeasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. They may address a wide range of global concerns including foreign policy and its formation; the conduct of international relations or world politics; global economic issues, such as world trade and investment; resolution of regional, ethnic or racial conflicts; the proliferation of destructive technologies; global cooperation on environmental protection or other important issues; international law and organization; any combination or particular aspects of these, or any other suitable idea which could at least incrementally lead to a more just and peaceful world order.

Each nomination letter must be submitted in English and be accompanied by a nomination form. The nominator must briefly explain the significance of the nomination and why it is presumed worthy of the award. The idea or ideas considered may be found in printed books and articles in scholarly or distinguished journals, and also in public speeches or other widely and publicly disseminated documents so long as they first appeared between January 2019 and December 2023.



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Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 31, 2024