Every year, we issue two awards to recognize the extraordinary efforts of lawmakers practicing bipartisan oversight and scholars advancing our understanding of oversight with two awards. They are the Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight and the Levin Center Award for Excellence in Oversight Research. Find out more about these awards and the exceptional work of our recipients!
Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight
A core value of the Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy is to promote the development of effective oversight by legislative bodies.
The Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight is presented on an annual basis to one or more individuals who serve or have served in a legislative body in the United States and who have led or played a central role in an oversight investigation conducted on a bipartisan basis with a dedication to fact-finding.
Nominations for this award are due each year by October 31.
Levin Center Award for Excellence in Oversight Research
The Levin Center Award for Excellence in Oversight Research promotes, acknowledges and heightens the visibility of scholarly papers that examine important oversight issues at the national, state, tribal, local, or international levels and that contribute to efforts to improve public policy.
The award carries a cash prize of $2,500 and an invitation to present the paper at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.
Research paper submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year with a cut-off date of October 31. The Selection Committee meets in November each year.