2019 Catt research prize deadline is Nov. 24

CATEGORIES: May 2019, Voices

The Catt Center is accepting applications for the 2019 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics through Nov. 24, 2019.

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, 110 projects proposed by 144 researchers have been supported.

Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to women and politics. Scholars at any level, from graduate students to tenured faculty members as well as independent researchers, may apply.

In light of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, projects related to women’s suffrage history or women’s political participation are especially welcome for this year’s competition.

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

To be considered for the 2019 prize, applicants must complete the submission form available on the Catt Center’s website by 11:59 p.m. CST on Nov. 24, 2019.

Information required on the form includes contact information, a biographical statement (1,000-character limit) for each author and the project description in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. The project description is to be a total of five to 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 2020 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 double-blind peer reviewed, authors should not include identifying information such as their names or institutions in the project description.

Winners will be announced and awards disbursed in February 2020.

For more information, contact the Catt Center at cattcntr@iastate.edu.