The Elsie Hillman Prize
Call for Proposals 2019
Deadline : February 8, 2019
The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University is pleased to announce the competition for the 2019 Elsie Hillman Prize for Research on Women and American Politics. This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics in the United States. Proposals are blind-reviewed by a committee of PCWP-chosen faculty and administration. The prize includes a $1,000 cash award for the project selected. Honorable mention prizes of $275 per project may also be awarded. Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to women and American politics, with a preference for those including or relevant to Pennsylvania. Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members, may apply
To be considered for the 2019 prize, applicants should submit the following materials as two separate Word document files to firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 8, 2019:
In the first:
Biographical statement for author(s) (one page or less for each author), with the proposal title as a running header.
In the second (with no identifiable information):
Project description (5-10 pages, double spaced, 12-point font):
- Proposal title
- 150-200 word abstract summarizing its purpose and content
- Discussion of relevant theory, contributions to literature in the field and methodology; other relevant information may also be included
- Statement and itemized budget describing how the Elsie Hillman Prize will contribute to the research project and how the PCWP will be recognized as having contributed to the project
- Timetable for completion of the project, including expectation for submitting a summary of finding report to PCWP
- Bibliography (not part of the 5-10 page limit)
As proposals are blind-reviewed, do not include author names in the project description.
Selection of winning proposals will be made by March 22, 2019. Winners will be recognized as a part of the annual Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics event at Chatham University. If granted, a summary report is expected within one year of receipt of funds. For more information, contact Dr. Jennie Sweet-Cushman at email@example.com.