Shelby Steele, senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, will be one of four recipients of the Bradley Prize at a gala ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., next month. The $250,000 prize is awarded by the conservative Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Winston Anderson, professor of biology at Howard University in Washington, D.C., received one of 20 awards given for the Best Scientists in Academia from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The award includes $1 million which the institute hopes will be used to promote scientific research in the undergraduate classroom. Professor Anderson will use the money to establish a summer exchange program that will send students to Africa to study tropical diseases.

Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey minister of the Memorial Church at Harvard University, was presented with the 2006 Preston N. Williams Award from the alumni association of Harvard Divinity School. The award is given to a scholar who has shown a concern for the religious experience of the African diaspora.