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Novak Award Nominations in Full Swing

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The nomination process has begun for this year’s Novak Award. Named after theologian Michael Novak, this $10,000 prize rewards new outstanding research into the relationship between religion and economic liberty.

We encourage professors, university faculty members, and other scholars to nominate those who are completing exceptional research into themes relevant to the mission and vision of the Acton Institute. Suitable nominees will have received their doctorate in the past five years or be a doctoral candidate working closely with themes relevant to the Novak Award’s goals.

The closing date for nominations is October 10th. For more information, please visit our Novak Award page.

Kevin Schmiesing Kevin Schmiesing, Ph.D., is a research fellow for the research department at the Acton Institute. He is a frequent writer on Catholic social thought and economics, is the author of American Catholic Intellectuals, 1895-1955 (Edwin Mellen Press, 2002) and is most recently the author of Within the Market Strife: American Catholic Economic Thought from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II (Lexington Books, 2004). Dr. Schmiesing holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in history from Franciscan University ofSteubenville. Author of Within the Market Strife and American Catholic Intellectuals, 1895—1955 (2002), he serves as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Markets & Morality. He is also executive director of CatholicHistory.net.

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