Research Paper Prize
The prize is designed to encourage and reward graduate student research and writing of the highest scholarly quality.
Papers should be no more than 10,000 words in length and may treat any aspect of pre-modern (Classical, Late Antique, Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment) European culture, including interactions between Europe and the rest of the world.
The evaluation committee looks for clear, cogent, well-organized writing with a clearly framed and expressed thesis that is supported by careful, contextualized reading and interpretation of primary source materials (texts, manuscripts, artifacts, etc.) Papers must be original and offer new insights and/or conclusions.
Submissions are due October 15 of each year.
Include in your submission:
- The seminar paper in electronic format
- Your name, department, and year in PhD program
- Name of the seminar in which the paper was written
- Date of the seminar paper (eligible papers must have been written in the previous academic year)
- Name of your faculty adviser
Only one paper may be submitted by eligible PhD students in a single academic year.
Send all submissions to Megan Zeller, Singleton Center administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prize winner(s) will be announced by the end of the fall semester. Each prize winner will receive a $750 award and electronic publication of the paper on the Singleton Center website. Prize winners are permitted (and encouraged) to publish their papers elsewhere.