The annual NAVSA Graduate Award recognizes the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual NAVSA conference. All graduate students presenting a paper at the 2014 conference are invited to submit their papers for consideration. Papers must be received as electronic files (MS Word format preferred) by Sunday, November 30. Also, please note that to be eligible, you must be a graduate student at the time of your presentation.
Because the contest honors the paper as it was given at the conference, please keep your essays to under 12 pages, inclusive of notes and works cited. (Handouts and slides or other images may be included as an appendix, if these were given at the conference.)
Please submit an electronic version of your essay as a single attachment to an email that contains the following information:
- your name
- affiliation (and rank, if applicable)
- the title of the paper
- snail mail and email address
- the name and address of your dissertation director and/or the professor who assisted with this paper, if applicable
Please direct that email to Elsie B. Michie, NAVSA Executive Secretary, at email@example.com.
The winning paper will be selected according to the same criteria as the Gray Award: 1) Potential significance for Victorian studies; 2) Quality and depth of scholarly research and interpretation; 3) Clarity and effectiveness of presentation. The judges will choose one essay for the award and may also choose two honorary runners-up. A decision will be made by the time of the Winter newsletter. The Award winner will receive $250 and a year’s free NAVSA membership (including a subscription to Victorian Studies). If the judges are deadlocked, the final decision will be made by the NAVSA Executive Committee.
For more information see: http://www.navsa.org/prizes-grants/graduate-paper-prize/