Programs

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. [...]


Freda Utley Prize for Advancing Liberty

The Atlas Economic Research Foundation has established the Freda Utley Prize for Advancing Liberty to reward the efforts of think tanks in difficult parts of the world that are most effective in disseminating the ideas of freedom (limited government, the rule of law, free enterprise, the dignity of the individual, etc.). This annual Prize will provide [...]


Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards

Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards

Twenty-five years celebrating outstanding publications produced by independent public policy research institutes. For his defense of freedom and dedication to liberty, Atlas Network’s founder Antony Fisher was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. Only weeks after this great honor was bestowed upon him, Sir Antony passed away. In 1990, through the generosity of his [...]


Fisher Venture Grants

Investing in the Future of Liberty When funds allow, Atlas extends “Fisher Venture Grants” to some of the most promising young organizations in its network. Grants are structured over three years with a matching funds challenge, and ongoing mentoring from Atlas. One part of the grant will be structured as a matching program, providing strong [...]


Lights, Camera, Liberty!

Lights, Camera, Liberty!

Each summer, we invite think tanks, both U.S. and international, to apply for the Lights, Camera, Liberty! program. This program offers a year of workshops, on-site training, equipment and technology support and a film festival competition for organizations committed to more effectively sharing the freedom message with key audiences through online video. If accepted to [...]


Free Enterprise Training Centers

Free Enterprise Training Centers

What are Free Enterprise Training Centers (FETC’s)? Centers within think tanks or universities that will assist Atlas in discovering, assessing, and training Intellectual Entrepreneurs in their home country or region. Several FETC’s conduct “training programs” for young people to sharpen their understanding of the ideas of liberty and the role think tanks play to advance [...]


Frédéric Bastiat’s Legacy

Frédéric Bastiat’s Legacy

In 2010 Atlas’s international teams took the clear and easily understood message of Frederic Bastiat – that of property, freedom, prosperity, and peace – to the people of the world, in dozens of languages. The project included: essay contests, translation and publication of Bastiat’s works (in print and online), Freedom schools, videos, new media, such [...]


Atlas Trains 24 New Leaders in Think Tank Management

Atlas Trains 24 New Leaders in Think Tank Management

For two weeks in April, twenty-four enthusiastic leaders in the liberty movement attended Atlas’s intensive Think Tank MBA (TTMBA) course. The advanced program provided hands-on training in effective organizational management and sound business practices to think tank professionals from as far away as Hong Kong, Argentina, Mozambique and Kyrgyzstan. Participants learned how to create a [...]


Outreach & Discovery

Outreach & Discovery

Atlas’s Outreach and Discovery Program seeks to increase the understanding of ideas and policies based on the inalienable human rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It offers a human-rights-based alternative to coercive ideologies worldwide by showing the justice and the practical benefits of personal liberty and limitations on state power. The Atlas [...]


Outreach and Discovery Program Library

20 Myths about Markets by Dr. Tom Palmer Adam Smith- A Primer by Eamonn Butler and Craig Smith The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey by Ken Schoolland The AntiTrust Religion by Edwin S. Rockefeller The CIPA Index and Analysis of Corporate Capital Freedom in China Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman Economic [...]


Atlas Toolkit

Atlas Toolkit

2010 Initiatives

2010 Initiatives

In addition to its core work- discovering, training, advising intellectual entrepreneurs- and its prize and grant programs, Atlas undertakes special projects each year to advance its vision of a society of free and responsible individuals.


Think Tank Primer

Think Tank Primer

Everything you need to know to get your think tank up and running!


Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

As a service organization, the most valuable support Atlas can provide for a young institute is through connections to other friends in the movement who are experiencing, or have experienced, challenges similar to what you are facing now.


Training & Networking

Training & Networking

Atlas trains current and future think tank leaders to be more effective. Passion for the ideas of liberty is important to the success of an Intellectual Entrepreneur, but this must be accompanied by savvy strategic planning, effective management, and careful stewardship of financial resources.  In addition to our online Atlas Toolkit, the Think Tank Primer, and [...]