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 gender 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 gender 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 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.