This 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, a total of $144,100 has been awarded to 133 research projects.
Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to women and politics. This includes proposals in the areas of civic education and engagement and in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Scholars at any level may apply, from graduate students to tenured faculty members as well as adjunct faculty and independent researchers.
The prize includes a $2,500 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of up to $1,200 per project may also be awarded.
To be considered for the 2023 prize, applicants must complete the submission form available on the Catt Center website by 11:59 p.m. CST on Nov. 26. Winners will be announced and awards disbursed in February 2024.
The Catt Center also seeks to widen its pool of reviewers. If you are interested in serving on the review committee, please contact Karen Kedrowski, Catt Center director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduate students, faculty members and independent scholars from all social science and humanities disciplines are welcomed.