John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity
The Kluge Prize recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact that advances understanding of the human experience.
Drew Gilpin Faust
Historian and Higher Education Innovator
As the first female president of Harvard University, Drew Gilpin Faust has led one of the most esteemed educational institutions in the world through a period of intense growth and transformation. Through her extensive writing about Southern identity, she has also explored themes of deep relevance to our national conversation on race and gender.
About the Prize
Established with an endowment provided by the late John W. Kluge, the Kluge Prize recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact that advances understanding of the human experience.
Nomination and Selection
The Library of Congress invites nominations for the Kluge Prize from knowledgeable individuals in colleges, universities, government agencies, embassies, and research institutions across the globe, as well as from independent scholars and writers and from library curators. Nominations must be made in writing and include a detailed assessment of a nominee’s accomplishments. Explanatory documentation is helpful, and is essential for any nomination received without prior solicitation. Self-nominations are not accepted.