2017 Ledesma Prize Call for Applications

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Coalition for Western Women’s History

2017 Irene Ledesma Prize

Call for Applications

The Irene Ledesma Prize is awarded to a Ph.D. graduate student and intended to support research in western women’s and gender history. The $1,000 Prize supports travel to collections or other research expenses related to the histories of women and gender in the North American West. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the time of application. The Coalition will award the Prize at the CWWH Breakfast during the Western History Association annual conference in San Diego on November 3, 2017. The recipient will also be awarded a one-year complimentary membership in the CWWH. For more information visit the CWWH website: www.westernwomenshistory.org

**Deadline for the 2017 Prize Submission: May 15, 2017**

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
-Significance of the overall project

-Applicant’s knowledge of primary sources

-Connection to broader theoretical/historiographical issues

-Applicant’s ability to address issues of gender and/or women’s history in the North American West

-Proposed budget details and research agenda

Application Procedure: To apply, submit one copy of the following (as a single PDF file) to each member of the committee:

1. Cover sheet with your name, contact information, project title, name of reference

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. A brief description of the research project and an explanation of how the prize funds would support

    the research (not exceeding three double-spaced pages, addressing the above criteria).

4. A line-item budget

5. Letter of support from the student’s dissertation advisor (to be sent separately)

Irene Ledesma Prize Committee

Matthew Basso, Chair
University of Utah


Tonia M. Compton

Columbia College



Katherine Morrissey

University of Arizona



Applicants will be notified by August 15, 2017

For membership information visit the CWWH website: www.westernwomenshistory.org