WOMEN IN GERMAN DISSERTATION PRIZE
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
APPLY OR NOMINATE NOW!
The Women in German Dissertation Prize of $500 is awarded annually and will be conferred at the WiG conference. The recipient's name will be published in the Women in German Newsletter and on the website.
Who Is Eligible?
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. In other words: dissertations filed in 2015 for the award presented at the 2016 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 our membership pages.
Criteria for Selection:
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. Please describe 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 Tuesday, March 1, 2016, to the Chair of the Dissertation Prize Selection Committee:
Regine Schwarzmeier, Ph.D.
Department of Foreign Languages