The University of Chicago Press has announced the creation of the Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the Founding Editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars. The prize will be awarded for the first time in 2007 and biannually thereafter.
The prize-winning paper, selected by feminist scholars from around the globe, will be published in Signs. The author will receive an honorarium of $1,000. Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (less than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Catharine Stimpson Prize. Papers may be on any topic that falls within the broad rubric of discipline-based or interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Papers submitted for the prize must be no longer than 10,000 words and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors. Submission guidelines are available here. The deadline for submissions for the inaugural Catharine Stimpson Prize competition is October 30, 2006. Papers should be submitted online via the Signs website.
-Posted by Bridget Crawford