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Mark Schmidbaur

Calihan Academic Grants

The Calihan Academic Grants provide financial assistance to graduate students and seminarians currently studying theology, philosophy, economics, or related fields whose academic work shows outstanding potential. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to advance the principles of the free and virtuous society.

Freedom and Prosperity Academic Grants

The Freedom and Prosperity Academic Grants are a collaboration between the Acton Institute and the Atlantic Council's Freedom and Prosperity Center, a new center which aims to increase the prosperity of the poor and marginalized in developing countries and to explore the nature of the relationship between freedom and prosperity. The Freedom and Prosperity Academic Grants are intended specifically to promote research using the Atlantic Council Freedom and Prosperity Indexes, either by examining the relationship between freedom and prosperity in general or by enhancing the robustness of the Indexes themselves.

Novak Award

This award recognizes scholars early in their academic career who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology’s connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life.

Mini-Grants on Free-Market Economics

The purpose of this mini-grant program is to enhance the effectiveness in the teaching and research of market economics for faculty at colleges, universities, and seminaries across the United States and Canada. The Acton Institute invites proposals from faculty in one or more of the following broad categories: course development and faculty research.