Awards & Honors: Grawemeyer Award in Education

The University of Louisville invites applications for the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education, which is intended to 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. The award was created not only to reward the individuals responsible, but also to draw attention to their ideas, proposals or achievements. The award is designed to recognize a specific recent idea/study rather than a lifetime of accomplishment.

The Grawemeyer Award in Education is accompanied by a prize of $100,000.

This award is considered Highly Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).

Deadline: April 30, 2017


  • Ideas eligible for nomination may have an individual author or authors.
  • The competition does not limit the format in which the idea or achievement appears. Consideration will be given to
    • printed books,
    • articles appearing in scholarly journals,
    • technological advances,
    • software,
    • research reports,
    • conference presentations,
    • or other widely and publicly disseminated forms.
  • The award is not given posthumously.

Nomination Process
The University invites nominations from throughout the world by professional educators, educational institutions and organizations, and editors and publishers of journals, books and software. Self-nominations will not be considered.

To nominate a work, the nominator must submit the following:

  • A one-page letter of nomination identifying the specific work, idea or achievement being nominated and delineating the reasons why the entry merits the award. Please provide a complete bibliographic reference if possible.
  • A completed 2018 nomination form (pdf). The nomination deadline is April 30, 2017.

Upon receipt of a letter of nomination, the nominee(s) will be notified of nomination and sent a nominee form, which explains the award conditions. All materials submitted become the property of the University of Louisville. Each nominee then must submit the following supporting materials:

  • A signed copy of the nominee form (pdf);
  • Eight copies of the work (if the work is in a language other than English, provide eight copies of the English translation of the work);
  • One copy of the nominee’s curriculum vita or resume.

All supporting materials must reach the University of Louisville by May 31, 2017.

Please see the award information page for full award details, restrictions, and reporting requirements.

Submission Details
Send letters of nomination and all supporting materials to:

Christine Payne
Grawemeyer Award in Education
123 Porter Building
College of Education & Human Development
University of Louisville
Louisville KY 40292

For packages sent by UPS, FedEx, etc.:

Grawemeyer Award in Education
University of Louisville
1905 S 1st St
123 Porter Building
Louisville KY 40208

Phone: 502-852-2630
Fax: 502-852-0159