The Grawemeyer Award in Religion is made possible by the creative generosity of the late H. Charles Grawemeyer. The purpose of the Award is to honor annually the most significant contributions to religious and spiritual understanding. Louisville Seminary, jointly with the University of Louisville, awards the $100,000 prize to honor and publicize creative and significant insights into the relationship between human beings and the divine. The award also recognizes ways in which this relationship may inspire or empower human beings to attain wholeness, integrity, or meaning, either individually or in community. Competition is open to persons of all religious and cultural world views and traditions for works presented or published within eight years of the award date.
Any work (book, address, essay, etc.) presented or published in 2008 or subsequently will be eligible for consideration for the 2015 Award. Nominations are invited from religious organizations, appropriate academic associations, religious leaders and scholars, presidents of universities or schools of religion, publishers and editors of scholarly journals. Self-nominations will not be accepted or considered. There will be no discrimination based on religious affiliation or belief or lack thereof. The Award Committee encourages submissions from a wide variety of intellectual and/or religious perspectives. Previous winners are not eligible for subsequent awards.
Nominations for the 2015 award are due by December 2, 2013.
Information on the nomination process
For more information contact:
Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell
Grawemeyer Award in Religion
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40205-1798
Fax: (502) 894-2286
or request additional information.
Dr. Leila Ahmed won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for her explaining why a growing number of Muslim women in the United States are wearing veils. Ahmed, Harvard’s Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity, received the prize for ideas set forth in her book, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence from the Middle East to America. Yale University Press published the book in 2011.Ahmed wrote the book after noticing that more and more American Muslim women over the past decade were wearing veils as they went about their daily lives. View Ahmed’s video interview with the Marginalia Review of Books.