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Templeton Freedom Award


June 01, 2015

Named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Freedom Award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation and human fulfillment via free competition. Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award beginning in 2013 is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust.  

Finalists for the Templeton Freedom Award must have:

  • Achieved strategic impact (in areas of policy impact, social impact, academic impact, media impact, or student impact, etc.),
  • Made innovative contributions to the field of free enterprise education or policy research, and
  • Laid the groundwork for future progress in improving countries’ scores in rankings of economic freedom (e.g., The Index of Economic Freedom or the Economic Freedom of the World report).

The winner of the 2015 Templeton Freedom Award will receive $100,000 and be honored at Atlas Network’s annual Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner, which will next be held in New York City on November 11-12, 2015. Additional finalists will receive $5,000 prizes and travel support to attend Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner November 11-12.

For questions about the Templeton Freedom Award, contact Gonzalo Schwarz, director of grants and awards at: or 202.449.8449.

Eligible Countries
Publish Date
April 06, 2015


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