Call for Submissions: AWSS Graduate Research Award

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September 1, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sexuality Studies

Call for Submissions: 2020 AWSS Graduate Research Prize


The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women's or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by a scholar of any gender. Graduate students who are at any stage of master's or doctoral level research are eligible.  Only current graduate students are eligible for this prize.


The grant can be used to support expenses related to completion of a thesis or dissertation, as well as travel, services, and/or materials.  The award carries a cash prize of $1000.00. Nominations and self- nominations are welcome.


A completed application consists of 1) a 2-3 page proposal that explains the project, how the funds will be used, and why this funding is necessary for continued progress on the project; 2) a CV; 3) a detailed budget and timeline; and 4) two letters of recommendation.  Please submit application materials in MS Word or PDF.  Winning recipients should submit a report on their use of the funds to the Committee Chair by August of the year following the receipt of the award.  Recipients must be members of AWSS; if award recipients are not current AWSS members, they must join AWSS as condition of the award.


Applications are due by September 1, 2020, and must be complete by that date to be considered for the award.  Letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the AWSS Graduate Prize Committee Chair directly.


Please direct all questions and send all application materials by email attachment to the Committee Chair, Sharon Kowalsky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M-Commerce:

Contact Info: 

Sharon Kowalsky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M-Commerce