The Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics is an annual competition designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in gender and politics, including civic education and engagement and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Since the first prize was awarded to the 1994 Catt Prize recipients, a total of $144,100 has been awarded to 133 research projects. Since the first prize was awarded, a total of $144,100 has been awarded to 133 research projects.
Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to gender and politics, including proposals in the areas of civic education and engagement and in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Previous winners have included research in the fields of political science, government, international relations, communication, history, sociology, women’s studies, American studies, and Latin American studies. Scholars at any level may apply, from graduate students to tenured faculty members as well as adjunct faculty and independent researchers.
The winners of the Catt Prize are announced and awards are disbursed in February each year.