Frank Zeidler Academic Awards--Cash Prizes for Research Papers in Wisconsin Labor and Working-Class History

Laurie Wermter's picture
January 8, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Labor History / Studies, American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Social History / Studies

The Wisconsin Labor History Society (WLHS) is pleased to announce the sixteenth annual Frank Zeidler Academic Awards for original research papers about Wisconsin labor and working-class history.  Two awards are available annually--one for work by an undergraduate student and one for work by a graduate student.

The awards honor former Milwaukee mayor Frank Zeidler (in office 1948-1960) for his lifelong efforts toward the advancement of Wisconsin's citizens.

We are looking for the following submissions:

*****An original research paper of approximately 4,000-10,000 words produced by an undergraduate student enrolled during 2017 in any college or university (not restricted to those located in Wisconsin or to four-year programs).  The cash award is $500.

*****An original research paper or article of approximately 8,000-16,000 words produced by a student enrolled during 2017 in any graduate program (not restricted to those located in Wisconsin), including law or other professional departments.  The cash award is $1,000.

Any research relating to the lives, culture, and organizing activities of Wisconsin working people will be carefully considered.  Submissions must be postmarked no later than January 8, 2018.  We will accept entries by authors directly or by faculty nominations.  Content from theses or dissertations must be appropriately adapted to article form.  Writing guidelines are posted on the WLHS website.

For complete details about the award, go the society's website at: (and then use the 'drop-down menu' of the tab labelled "For Students," then select the link for the "Zeidler Scholarships," then arrow down to the links for the "2017 Call for Zeidler Academic Awards" and also for the "Writing Guidelines").

Contact Info: 

Laurie Wermter (Ms.), Co-Chair

Wisconsin Labor History Society

Frank Zeidler Academic Awards Committee

847 Williamson Street

Madison, WI  53703

Phone:  608/262-6434

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