Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards
21 years celebrating outstanding publications produced by independent public policy research institutes. For his defense of freedom and dedication to liberty, Atlas founder Antony Fisher was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. Only weeks after this great honor was bestowed upon him, Sir Antony passed away. In 1990, through the generosity of his relatives and many friends, Atlas established the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards to commemorate Fisher’s ideals and achievements.
The Fisher Awards recognize the institutes that published a book, magazine, report, monograph, or study that, in the opinion of the judges, made the greatest contribution to public understanding of the free society.
A distinguished panel of judges selects the winner from nominated publications that are no more than two years old. The winning institute receives a $10,000 financial prize for their operating budgets. The award ceremony will take place at the Atlas Liberty Forum in April 2010.
Rules & Deadline:
• Publications commissioned by an institute, but published by another party (e.g., a trade press or a university press), are eligible for nomination. Government-funded or government-sponsored studies are not eligible.
• Each application must consist of (a) a letter of nomination from the research institute’s director explaining why the publication deserves to win a Fisher Award; the publication year; and the year in which the institute was founded (note: the nominating letter must be submitted in English, even if the entry is produced in another language), (b) two copies of the nominated publication, and (c) no more than 20 pages of supporting material, such as letters, press coverage, etc. (can be in any language).
• Books published by independent nonprofit public policy research institutes may be nominated. 2010 entries must have a copyright date of 2008 or 2009. The entries do not have to be produced in English, but the nomination letter must be in English.
• Nominations must be received by December 1, 2009. Send to: Ms. Yiqiao Xu, Director of Programs, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, 1201 L Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington DC 20005, USA. You may also send the nomination material by e-mail. For more information, contact Yiqiao Xu at 202-449-8449. There is no application form to fill out for the Fisher Awards.