The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis University supports this annual award.

The award includes a cash prize of $25,000 and a medal. The prize and medal are presented at a ceremony that includes a reception and a public lecture by the recipient on the Brandeis University campus.

The Gittler Prize is hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life on behalf of the Office of the President and Office of the Provost.

Dr. Howard Stevenson2020 Winner Named

Howard C. Stevenson, a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher of racial stress and trauma, is the 2020 winner of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. Read about Dr. Stevenson's award ceremony and public lecture scheduled for November 18, 2021, and review up-to-date information about his November 17-19 residency. (Dr. Stevenson is the 2020 Gittler Prize winner; his residency was postponed until November 2021 due to COVID-19.)

Call for Nominations

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize recognizes an individual who has made outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. $25,000 award. Deadline April 1. View the criteria and guidelines.