Programs

The Templeton Freedom Award

The Templeton Freedom Award

Applications for the 2014 Templeton Freedom Award are now open! Deadline: May 16, 2014 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, [...]


Templeton Freedom Award Finalists 2013

Atlas is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award. These finalists represent the best examples of free-market think tank excellence throughout the world. All finalists will be presented during Atlas's Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner in New York City, where the winner of the award and $100,000 prize will be announced. The [...]


Think Tank 101 Online Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of Think Tank 101 Online. For their final project, they had to create a video introducing their organization. Click on each name to watch their video. Admir Cavalic, Association Multi, Bosnia Herzegovina Aigerim Kassymova, IDEAS, Kazakhstan Alex Njeru, East Africa Policy Centre, Kenya Alywn Swanepoel, Augustine Institute for Africa, South Africa [...]


International Student Grants

International Student Grants

Atlas has renewed its popular grant program for student groups to assist chapters (and networks of chapters) of student organizations to improve their effectiveness. Other groups, such as think tanks, may also apply if they have substantial student-focused programming. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. To apply, complete this online survey. For more information, [...]


Podcast: TAE 2012 – Ann Bernstein

Ann Bernstein’s Acceptance Speech from the 2012 Fisher Memorial Award Dinner. Ann is the author of A Case for Business in Developing Economies.


Atlas Leadership Academy

Atlas Leadership Academy

Home | FAQ | Resource Library | Think Tank Shark-Tank The Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) is a flexible curriculum of online courses and onsite training programs that allow you to gain the skills you need to succeed in the world of free market think tanks. Whatever your current circumstances – whether you are leading a [...]


Initiatives

In addition to its core work of discovering, training, and advising champions of freedom, along with its prize and grant programs, Atlas undertakes special projects each year to advance its vision of a society of free and responsible individuals. Atlas Leadership Academy For 30 years Atlas has worked to discover and support free market entrepreneurs [...]


Sir Antony Fisher Award Finalists: 2012

2012 Fisher Award Winner: The Case for Business in Developing Economies, Ann Bernstein /Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa In her book, Bernstein argues that business is increasingly being called upon to demonstrate “what more” it does for society in a climate in which companies are frequently painted as social outlaws. This ill-founded attack [...]


2011 Templeton Freedom Award Winners

Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty -The largest international prize program that celebrates think tank contributions to the understanding of freedom Exceptional think tanks from 10 countries have been recognized by the 2011 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty for their accomplishments in advancing freedom. Representing five continents, the 16 recipients [...]


2010 Book Citing Canada as Example of Fiscal Discipline Wins Prestigious Award

2010 Book Citing Canada as Example of Fiscal Discipline Wins Prestigious Award

Web Release: March 23, 2011 Contact: Antonie Hodge 202.449.8442 Antonie.Hodge@AtlasNetwork.org WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced the winner of the 22nd Annual Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award. The MacDonald-Laurier Institute of Canada won for its 2010 publication The Canadian Century: Moving out of America’s Shadow, by Brian Lee Crowley, Jason [...]


Guidelines for Submitting a Letter of Inquiry

When submitting a Letter of Inquiry to Atlas, you will need to designate the amount and intended use of requested funds. Below is a list of  necessary information that should be included in your Letter of Inquiry. Please submit your Letter of Inquiry to Grants@AtlasNetwork.org within the Grant Submission Deadlines. Letter of Inquiry  (no more [...]


Grant Opportunities and Guidelines

Grant Opportunities and Guidelines

OVERVIEW: Atlas-sponsored grants can support specific projects, or provide general operating support to organizations within the Atlas Network.  Atlas is not endowed and accepts no government funding, so its capacity to give is restricted by its own fundraising success. Support is typically awarded in modest amounts of $3,000 to $5,000, and only on rare occasions [...]


The Atlas Experience 2011

The Atlas Experience 2011

Inspiring New Generations to Work for Liberty April 27 – 28, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, USA #TAE11 @AtlasNetwork Register for The Atlas Experience at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas! You’ll receive a healthy dose of ideas and inspiration at this unique event, which attracts Freedom Champions from around the country and around the globe. The [...]


Think Tank 101 Trains 19 Leaders from 14 Countries

Think Tank 101 Trains 19 Leaders from 14 Countries

The 2010 Think Tank 101 program was held November 6-8 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Nineteen participants from North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East came together to re-charge their batteries and re-visit the ideas of liberty that motivate their incredible work. After a welcome dinner, the participants took [...]


Templeton Freedom Awards- Advisory Council

A subset of Advisory Council members participate as independent judges who help select the winners for the various Templeton Freedom Award categories. David All, President – David All Group Jay Ambrose, Contributing Columnist – Independence Institute; Columnist – Examiner Nigel Ashford, Senior Program Officer – Institute for Humane Studies Howard Baetjer, Professor of Economics – Towson [...]


2009 Templeton Freedom Award Winners

–The largest international prize program that celebrates think tank contributions to the understanding of freedom On November 9, 2009 Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced the winners of the 2009 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty, the largest international awards program for think tanks. The sixteen organizations recognized within the 2009 program represent four [...]


Prize Archives

Templeton Freedom Awards 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2004-2007 Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Awards 2012 2011 2010 The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C. The Beautiful Tree, by James Tooley, 2009 2009 Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education(PAFERE), Warsaw, Poland The Moral Superiority of Free Economy (2008) by Michal Wojciechowski Scientific Research Mises Center, Minsk, [...]


2010 Fisher International Memorial Awards

2010 Fisher International Memorial Awards

Since 1990, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation has honored its founder, the late Sir Antony Fisher, with an annual awards program in his name. The Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards recognize think tanks that produce outstanding publications that enhance the public understanding of a free society. This year, Atlas celebrates the 21th annual Fisher [...]


Teach Freedom Initiative Conferences and Workshops

< back to Teach Freedom Initiative Since 2006, Atlas has sponsored major conferences on the role of academic centers in inculcating in the young a better appreciation of liberty. They have provided a forum for professors and administrators of academic centers to engage in discussions about the challenges and problems facing university think tanks in [...]


Teach Freedom Initiative Academic Partners

< back to Teach Freedom Initiative Atlas’s Teach Freedom Initiative continues to expand its efforts in discovering scholars who understand the role and importance of setting up academic centers as alternative channels to educating the young in the principles of liberty and the market. Exposed to leftist ideas most of their college lives, students these days [...]


Teach Freedom Initiative

The purpose of Atlas’s Teach Freedom Initiative is to identify and assist Intellectual Entrepreneurs within universities who wish to create and develop academic centers that are dedicated to promoting the principles of free market enterprise, constitutionalism, and enlightened citizenship. Atlas’s traditional focus on independent think tanks, outside of academia, has been a consequence of the [...]


Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders

Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders

About the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders The Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders (FSSO) has been in existence since 2002, and works to further the intellectual vision of its founder the late Richard Cornuelle, author and philanthropist. Following Cornuelle’s directions the Fund recognizes and supports the work of scholars who, in [...]


2010 Templeton Freedom Award Winners

Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty –The largest international prize program that celebrates think tank contributions to the understanding of freedom Exceptional think tanks from 10 countries have been recognized by the 2010 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty for their accomplishments in advancing freedom. Representing three continents, the 16 recipients [...]


Templeton Freedom Awards: How to Apply

Templeton Freedom Awards: How to Apply

To mark the tenth year of administering the Templeton Freedom Awards, Atlas is proud to announce the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award with its new prize structure. For the first time in its history and in future years, the award will be presented to one winner along with a $100,000 prize recognizing exceptional think tank achievement. [...]