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Grawemeyer Award

Grawemeyer Award

Awards Type : InterNational Award

Organized Country : United States

First Award : 1985

The Grawemeyer Awards are five awards given annually by the University of Louisville.The prizes are presented to individuals in the fields of education, ideas improving world order, music composition, religion, and psychology. The religion award is presented jointly by the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Initially, the awards came with a bonus of US$150,000 each, making them among the most lucrative in their respective fields. This cash prize increased to $200,000 beginning in 2000. Beginning in 2011 the award amount dropped to $100,000 after the fund for the prize lost money due to a drop in the stock market.

The first award, for Music Composition, was presented in 1985. The award for Ideas Improving World Order was added in 1988 and Education in 1989. In 1990, a fourth award, Religion, was added as a joint prize between the University and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Psychology was added in 2000; the first award was given in 2001.

Award Organized By: University of Louisville