The Atlas Economic Research Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals for a USD 9,500 grant to teach the virtues of entrepreneurship, individual initiative, wealth generation, and prosperity by distributing and promoting Ayn Rand’s influential novel, Atlas Shrugged.
A successful proposal will leverage these funds to introduce the ideas contained in the influential book, Atlas Shrugged, to leading, targeted audiences in their regions.
Proposals should outline at least two educational events or activities designed to achieve the goals of the proposed program. This can be translation of the book, events (book launch, reception, discussion forum), seminars, courses, press conferences, or any creative form of educational outreach.
Proposals should include a draft budget of how the money would be spent.
Grant proposals are due in English by October 15, 2008. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Yiqiao Xu at email@example.com
This program is made possible by the generous funding of BB&T whose Chairman and CEO John Allison spoke at the 2007 Atlas Liberty forum about the importance of private property rights, rational self-interest, and educating young people on the morality of free enterprise.
BB&T has generously offered a 2 to 1 match up to $25,000 for this program, which allows Atlas to potentially distribute seven grants to enterprising institutes.
For this initiative, Atlas is collaborating with the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) to provide Atlas institutes with advice and resources. ARI Executive Director, Dr. Yaron Brook, participated in the programs of several of Atlas’s 2007 Rand recipients, including Imani (Ghana) and CIPA (China).
The other previous recipients were Bulgaria Society for Individual Liberty, Scientific