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About the Hiett Prize

The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award aimed at identifying candidates who are in the early stages of careers devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture.

The opposite of a lifetime achievement award, the Hiett Prize seeks to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their early accomplishment and their potential and 2) assisting their ongoing work through a cash award of $50,000.

The Hiett Prize was endowed by Kim Hiett Jordan, a Lifetime Board Member of the Dallas Institute, to honor her parents, who inspired in her a lifelong love of learning.


 View The Hiett Prize Recipients

Alia Malek
Alia Malek

Scott Samuelson
Scott Samuelson

Jared Farmer
Jared Farmer

William Deresiewicz
William Deresiewicz
 

Elizabeth Samet
Elizabeth Samet

Diana Senechal
Diana Senechal

Mark Oppenheimer
Mark Oppenheimer

James E. McWilliams
James E. McWilliams

David Greenberg
David Greenberg

Tiya Miles
Tiya Miles

Hilaire Kallendorf
Hilaire Kallendorf

Brad Gregory
Brad Gregory

A special thank you to the 2017 Honorary Committee:

Hiett Prize Founder: Kim Hiett Jordan

Luncheon Chair: Jaina Sanga

Host Committee: Joyce Dennis, Sandy Dreger, Peggy Levinson, and Kathy McDaniel


Sponsorship Levels

To become a sponsor for the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, please call our Director of Development, Sharon Carson, at 214-981-8810.

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000

  • Recognition during welcoming remarks
  • Recognition on website and all event publications
  • Recognition in annual catalog
  • 10 seats to the luncheon
  • 10 signed copies of winner’s book

Homer Table Sponsor: $5,000

  • Recognition on all event publications
  • 10 seats to the luncheon
  • 10 signed copies of winner’s book

Bachelard Table Sponsor: $2,500

  • Recognition on all event publications
  • 5 seats to the luncheon
  • 5 signed copies of winner’s book

Forum Sponsor: $5,000

  • Recognition during welcoming remarks
  • Recognition on website and all event publications
  • 5 seats to the luncheon
  • 5 signed copies of winner’s book
  • 20 tickets to the forum

Valet Sponsor: $2,500

  • Recognition during welcoming remarks
  • Recognition on website and all event publications
  • 5 seats to the luncheon
  • 5 signed copies of winner’s book

Gift Bag Sponsor: $2,500

  • Recognition during welcoming remarks
  • Recognition on website and all event publications
  • 5 seats to the luncheon
  • 5 signed copies of winner’s book

Reception Sponsor: $5,000 SOLD

  • Recognition during welcoming remarks
  • Recognition on website and all event publications
  • 5 seats to the luncheon
  • 5 signed copies of winner’s book

Patron Ticket: $250 (includes invitation to private reception and luncheon)

Individual Ticket: $175 (includes seating at luncheon)


Applications for the 2017 Hiett Prize in the Humanities are due by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Requirements for the Hiett Prize application

1. A letter of recommendation from a person whose career in the humanities is well established;
2. A curriculum vitae of no more than four pages;
3. A narrative profile of accomplishments and published work;
4. A plan for future scholarship and/or projects in the humanities.

Note: All applicants must reside in the United States. For more information, contact Dr. Larry Allums at 214.981.8814 or contact us at our contact page using the drop-down to select “Hiett Prize.”

Submit applications to:

HiettPrize@DallasInstitute.org

OR

Dr. Larry Allums
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
2719 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201


 View The Hiett Prize Recipients

Alia Malek
Alia Malek

Scott Samuelson
Scott Samuelson

Jared Farmer
Jared Farmer

William Deresiewicz
William Deresiewicz
 

Elizabeth Samet
Elizabeth Samet

Diana Senechal
Diana Senechal

Mark Oppenheimer
Mark Oppenheimer

James E. McWilliams
James E. McWilliams

David Greenberg
David Greenberg

Tiya Miles
Tiya Miles

Hilaire Kallendorf
Hilaire Kallendorf

Brad Gregory
Brad Gregory
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