Prizes

Founded in 2001 by The Puffin Foundation Ltd. and The Nation Institute, the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship is an annual award in the amount of $100,000 given to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative and socially responsible work of significance. The prize is awarded at The Nation Institute’s Annual Dinner Gala in New York each December.

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The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society. These prizes memorialize the spirit of fearless truth-telling that whistleblower and investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour reflected throughout his extraordinary life and career. Each prizes carries a $10,000 stipend.

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The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series on the Fate of the Earth was established to honor the memory of Nation Institute fellow Jonathan Schell and takes its name from his 1982 seminal work on the consequences of nuclear war. It is an annual lecture of original work delivered by a speaker selected each year by committee addressing topics written on by Schell during his life including environmentalism, nuclear disarmament, and peace but may include any important issue on which the future of humanity and other life on the Earth might depend.

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Applications are now open for the 2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties at The Nation Institute. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018 to be eligible for the fellowship.

The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipients each receive a $2,000 honorarium. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization, work on a law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

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