Puffin Foundation Ltd. and The
Nation Institute are the mutual sponsors of 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.
Candidates are to be found in a broad range of occupations
and pursuits, including academia, journalism, public health,
literature, art, the environmental sciences, labor and the
humanities. The prize is intended to encourage the recipients
to continue their work, and to inspire others to challenge
the prevailing orthodoxies they face in their careers.