2010 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics – Deadline December 1, 2010

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From the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State:

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to announce the competition for the 2010 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Numerous proposals from a variety of academic disciplines are
received each year. Proposals are blind-reviewed by a selection committee comprised of faculty and researchers in the disciplines represented. The prize includes a $1,000 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of $500 per project are sometimes given.

Proposals for the 2010 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2010. Research projects submitted for prize consideration can address any topic related to women and politics. Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members, can apply.

To be considered for the 2010 prize, applicants should submit, postmarked by Dec. 1, 2010: 

(A) Four (4) copies of a detailed description (5 to 10 pages, double spaced, in 12 point font) of the research project
including a (1) project title; (2) 150-200 word abstract summarizing its purpose and content; (3) discussion of relevant theory, contributions to literature in the field, and methodology; (4) statement about how the Catt Prize will contribute to the research project; and (5) timetable for completion of the project. As the proposals will be blind-reviewed by a committee, the author(s) name(s) should not appear in this description.

(B) A detachable cover sheet that lists the name, institutional affiliation and contact information (one mailing address – office or home, telephone, and e-mail for spring 2011) for each author.

(C) A one-page (or less) biographical statement for each author, highlighting her/ his research interests, significant publications and/or presentations, and professional interests and experiences related to the project.

Awards will be announced by February 2011. Winners of the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics are to acknowledge their honor when their research results are published and to transmit one copy of each publication for the center’s archives. 

Materials should be mailed (not faxed or e-mailed) to:

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

309 Carrie Chapman Catt Hall

Iowa State University

Ames, IA, 50011-1305.

For more information, contact the center at cattcntr@iastate.edu or at 515-294-3181

 -Bridget Crawford

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