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The Grawemeyer Awards

The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place.
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Zivkovic wins Grawemeyer music prize

Zivkovic wins Grawemeyer music prize

"On the Guarding of the Heart," a piece for chamber orchestra by Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2013 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works and ideas at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April.

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Ahmed’s analysis of increased ‘veiling’ wins religion prize

Ahmed’s analysis of increased ‘veiling’ wins religion prize

A feminist scholar at Harvard University has earned the 2013 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for explaining why a growing number of Muslim women in the United States are wearing veils.

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Sahlberg wins prize for explaining Finland’s school success

Sahlberg wins prize for explaining Finland’s school success

Reform-minded educators eager to learn about Finland’s highly successful school system often are shocked to find that elementary-level students have a four-hour day, do little homework, rarely take tests and don’t even start school until age seven.

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Gottesman wins award for identifying mental illness factors

Gottesman wins award for identifying mental illness factors

A mental health pioneer who explored the basis of schizophrenia and the way mental disorders are classified has won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Pair win world order prize for civil resistance study

Pair win world order prize for civil resistance study

Non-violent resistance brings about political change much more effectively than the use of violence, say two scholars who have won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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‘Up-close’ wins music prize for van der Aa

‘Up-close’ wins music prize for van der Aa

The 30-minute work is a highly innovative fusion of musical and visual art, said award director Marc Satterwhite.

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2012 Grawemeyer talks

Recipients of the 2012 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works and ideas at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 10-19.

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Call for equal education wins Grawemeyer award

Call for equal education wins Grawemeyer award

Providing equally good schooling for all American children— rich or poor and regardless of race—would improve the nation's failing education system.

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