15 January 2018, 16 January 2018

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The University of Louisville is inviting nominations for The 2019 Grawemeyer Awards in the following categories:

  • Music Composition: in recognition of outstanding achievement by a living composer in a large musical genre: choral, orchestral, chamber, electronic, song-cycle, dance, opera, musical theater, extended solo work and more.
  • Education: to reward individuals with ideas, proposals or achievements, that will stimulate the dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment.
  • Improving World Order: to recognise an outstanding individual who has taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. The award aims to support a noble cause that inspires humanity to work together for the common good.
  • Psychology: given for original and creative ideas that possess clarity, power and that substantially impact the field of psychology and which provide insights into the human mind.
  • Religion: to honor highly significant contributions to religious and spiritual understanding with the potential to bring about change in the world through religion. It intends to honor and publicize creative and constructive insights into the relationship between human beings and the divine, and ways in which this relationship may inspire or empower human beings to attain wholeness, integrity or meaning, either individually or in community.


The winner of the Grawemeyer Award in each of the categories will receive a prize of US$100,000.


No self-nominations are allowed.

Music: The University will offer an international prize in recognition of outstanding achievement by a living composer in a large musical genre: choral, orchestral, chamber, electronic, song-cycle, dance, opera, musical theater, extended solo work, etc. The award will be granted for a work premiered during the 5-year period between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2017. Each entry for the Grawemeyer Music Award must be nominated by a professional musical organization or individual (performer or performing group, conductor, critic, publisher, or head of a professional music school or department). Nominees may only submit 1 work of the composer. Entries from previous winners of this award are ineligible.

Education: eligible nominations may be in the form of printed books, articles appearing in scholarly journals, technological advances, software, research reports, conference presentations, or other widely and publicly disseminated forms, and may be authored by 1 individual or by several authors. Edited volumes as well as textbooks are not eligible. Nominations may come from professional educators, educational institutions and organizations, and editors and publishers of journals, books and software.

World Order: Nominations should come from individual political scientists expert in the area, 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. Submissions 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.

Psychology: Ideas eligible for nomination may be in any area of psychological science, and may be by 1 individual author or several authors. Nominations should come from individuals, professional associations, university presidents and administrators, and publishers or editors of journals and books in psychology.

Religion: Any work (book, address, essay, etc.) presented or published in 2012 or subsequently is eligible. Nominations should come from religious organizations, appropriate academic associations, religious leaders and scholars, presidents of universities or schools of religion, publishers and editors of scholarly journals. Preference will be given to ideas which:

  • By their clarity and power assist people better to understand the relationship between divine reality and human spiritual striving;
  • Lead to a recognition and understanding of religious experience;
  • Foster greater understanding and cooperation among adherents of diverse religious traditions and views;
  • Stimulate new insights into the relationship between religious awareness and other forms of human knowledge; and/or
  • Reflect significant breakthroughs in our understanding of divine-human relationships, particularly in the context of the postmodern world.


Nominations must be submitted by post or by email, by 15 January 2018 (Religion), by 16 January 2018 (Music), by 31 January 2018 (World Order), by 28 February 2018 (Psychology), and by 15 April 2018 (Education).

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