2018 Catt research prize deadline is Nov. 25

The Catt Center is accepting applications for the 2018 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics through Nov. 25, 2018.

The annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Since the first prize was awarded in 1995, 103 projects proposed by 134 researchers have been supported.

Research projects may address any topic related to women and politics. Previous winners have included research in the fields of political science, communication, history, sociology, women’s studies, American studies and Latin American studies. Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members, may apply. Proposals are blind-reviewed by a faculty committee.

The prize includes a $2,000 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of up to $1,000 per project may also be awarded.

To be considered for the 2018 prize, applicants must email the following materials in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 25, 2018: a completed cover sheet (PDF), biographical statement of one page or less for each author, and the project description. The project description is to be a total of 5-10 pages in length, double-spaced in 12-point font and comprised of the following elements: proposal title; 150-200 word abstract summarizing the project's purpose and content; discussion of relevant theory, contributions to literature in the field and methodology; statement and itemized budget describing how the Catt Prize will be used for the project; and timetable for completion of the project, taking into consideration the February 2019 disbursement of awards. The project description should also include a reference list of relevant literature, which is not included in the 10-page limit.

As proposals are blind-reviewed, authors should not include identifying information such as author names or institutions in the project description.

Application materials must be emailed to the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at cattcntr@iastate.edu.

Winners will be announced and awards disbursed in February 2019.

For more information, visit our website or contact the center at cattcntr@iastate.edu.