“Celebrating minds of extraordinary promise”

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
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.

Click here to see past Hiett Prize recipients and to learn about the application process.