Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional.
Only articles physically published between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are eligible for the 2011 Emerging Scholar Award. Articles published in any scholarly journal, including on-line journals, or in edited volumes of essays are eligible and may be submitted either by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. In any given year, an applicant may submit more than one article for this award.
The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award.
The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, March 22-24, 2012. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award.
Deadline for submission is November 16, 2011.
Send three off-prints or photocopies of published articles/essays to the committee chair: Dr. Maria K. Bachman / Department of English / Coastal Carolina University / P.O. Box 261954 / Conway, SC 29528-6054. (Electronic submissions will not be accepted.) Address all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility and provide an email address so that receipt of their submissions may be acknowledged.