The Hiett Prize in the Humanities, given by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, is an annual award presented to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their achievement and their potential and 2) assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000.
Candidates must be within the early stages of a career track in which the primary work is in a field centered in or directly related to one or more of the humanities and has a clearly public or practical dimension. Nominations will be accepted from anywhere in the United States. Application deadline is September 15, 2007, see the web site for more information. Hat tip AHA Blog.