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WOMEN IN GERMAN DISSERTATION PRIZE
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2019
APPLY OR NOMINATE NOW!
Every Year Women in German issues a call for dissertations by WiG members to be considered for the Women in German Dissertation Prize of $ 500. The award will be conferred at the following WiG conference. The recipient's name will be published in the Women in German Newsletter and on the website.
Candidates whose dissertations were completed, defended, accepted, and filed during the calendar year prior to the WiG conference at which the award will be announced are eligible to apply. In other words: dissertations filed in 2018 are eligible for the award presented at the 2019 WiG conference. In rare circumstances, the official graduation date may fall in the next calendar year, causing questions about eligibility. In such cases, please consult the chair of the prize committee before the deadline. In general, the official submission date recorded on the filed copy decides about the year of eligibility.
For information on how to join Women in German, visit http://www.womeningerman.org/
We are looking for dissertations that reflect the values of the Women in German Mission Statement; make a substantial contribution to the current dialogue in the given area; and demonstrate solid and innovative scholarship.
WiG Mission Statement:
The Coalition of Women in German provides a democratic forum for all people interested in feminist approaches to German literature and culture or in the intersection of gender with other categories of analysis such as sexuality, class, race, and ethnicity. Through its annual conference, panels at national professional meetings, and through the publication of the Women in German Yearbook, the organization promotes feminist scholarship of outstanding quality. Women in German is committed to making school and college curricula inclusive and seeks to create bridges, cross boundaries, nurture aspiration, and challenge assumptions while exercising critical self-awareness. Women in German is dedicated to eradicating discrimination in the classroom and in the teaching profession at all levels.
How to Apply:
You may either apply yourself, or be nominated. The application package must include:
1. A cover letter composed either by the author or by a nominator describing the strengths of the dissertation and any other reasons why it deserves consideration for the award. If the dissertation comes from a system using outside examiners, these examiners' reports should neither be included nor referenced or paraphrased in the nominating letter.
2. The dissertation as a PDF file
3. The applicant's mailing and email addresses and phone numbers.
Please send the application materials by Friday, March 1, 2019, to the Chair of the Dissertation Prize Selection Committee:
Regine Schwarzmeier, Ph.D.
Department of Foreign Languages