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2017 – Pauline Hopkins Scholar Award
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce its second bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the April 15, 2017 deadline.
Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.
How to Enter:
Essays should be double-spaced throughout, with your name appearing only on the cover sheet, along with your institutional mailing address and e-mail address.
Please send essay as a pdf email attachment by April 15, 2017 to: PHSscholaraward@gmail.com
The award of a $100 cash prize will be presented during a special ceremony commemorating Hopkins and her work in Boston during the American Literature Association annual conference in May 2017.
SSAWW Graduate Student Paper Awards
Associate Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
RSAP Article Prize
The Research Society for American Periodicals announces the $1000 article prize for 2016.
The prize will be awarded to the best article on American periodicals by an early-career scholar – that is, one who is pre-tenure, non-tenure, or independent, within five years of degree conferral – published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.
The prize winner will be announced at the 2016 American Literature Association (ALA) conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016.
Articles will be judged by a panel of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory Board.
Applicants must submit a registration form (details below), CV, and one .pdf file copy of their articles to Cynthia Patterson at email@example.com by midnight March 10, 2016. The winner will be notified by April 1, 2016 and announcement of prize winners will be made at the RSAP reception at the ALA conference. The first place winner will be awarded a prize of $1000 to help finance his or her trip to the ALA conference. Applicants to the RSAP article prize must be current members of RSAP when they submit their articles. Members join RSAP by subscribing to the journal American Periodicals, published by the Ohio State University Press. Information on subscribing can be found on the journal’s web site: https://ohiostatepress.org/index.htm?journals/ordering/ap-order.html To request an article prize registration form, and for further information, please contact Cynthia Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships Reminder: The deadline for MHS-NEH support is January 15, 2016!
Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships
Reminder: The deadline for MHS-NEH support is January 15, 2016!
The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2015 their stipend, governed by an NEH formula, was $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-one organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight or more weeks of research at participating institutions.
For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email email@example.com or phone 617-646-0568. MHS-NEH application deadline: January 15, 2016. New England Regional Fellowship Consortium deadline: February 1, 2016. Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship deadline: February 15, 2016. MHS Short-term Fellowship deadline: March 1, 2016.
SSAWW will present an award for the best paper by a graduate student at the 2015 SSAWW conference.
This award brings recognition and a monetary prize. First- and second-place winners will be awarded a monetary prize and publicly recognized on the SSAWW website. (Note: this award is separate from the Legacy award.)
A committee of three SSAWW members reads the submissions and selects the award winner(s).
Submit papers (single PDF or Word document) to the Vice President of Development, Kristin J. Jacobson (Kristin dot Jacobson at stockton dot edu) after the conference. Submissions should include:
1) The paper presented (no more than 2500 words)
2) The name of your panel
3) Contact information (name, institution, degree program, email)
You are welcome to revise the paper from its conference form, but please do not exceed 2500 words.
Deadline: 1 December 2015
Award Announcement: March 2016
SSAWW 2015 Conference * Philadelphia, Sheraton Society Hill * November 4-8, 2015
SSAWW Website: http:// https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/
Conference Hashtag: #ssaww15 Twitter: @SSAWWrs
The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!
Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.
For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships
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Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship (Deadline 3.1.2016)
The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.
The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs. (more…)