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 the area of women and politics. Since the first prize was awarded in 1995, a total of $132,500 has been awarded to 124 research projects.
Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to women and politics. 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, from graduate students to tenured faculty members as well as independent researchers, may apply.
The winners of the Catt Prize are announced and awards are disbursed in February each year.