Annual SWG Prizes
The Jeanne McFarland and Valeria Dean Burgess Stevens Prizes are awarded annually by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender and the Project on Women and Social Change for excellent work in the study of women and gender.
The Schuster Van Dyne Prize in Queer Studies is awarded annually by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender for excellent work in queer studies.
The Meg Quigley Prize is awarded annually for the best work in SWG 150 Introduction to the Study of Women and Gender.
Papers are due by noon on Friday, May 6, 2016, by electronic submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items that cannot be submitted electronically may be submitted in hard copy to the program office, Seelye 207b.
Required Cover Sheet (DOC)
Winners are notified by the Dean of the College in writing and are announced on Commencement weekend at Last Chapel and at Convocation in the fall.
- Cover sheet (above) must accompany all submissions.
- Each student may submit no more than one paper (total) to the program for consideration in any given year.
- Manuscripts on any aspect of the study of women and gender may be of any length and may have been previously submitted for courses.
- Creative pieces or portfolios as well as analytic essays are appropriate for submission.
- If your paper is a research paper, or one that uses sources, please be sure to cite those sources in an approved fashion (i.e., include footnotes and bibliography where appropriate). Include a brief description of the original assignment or reason for the paper (instructor, class, paragraph describing the assignment, etc.). Papers will be read and evaluated by a multidisciplinary committee, the members of which will not necessarily be aware of the context in which the paper was originally presented.
- All papers should be paginated (i.e., each page should be numbered consecutively).
- Only clean, unmarked papers should be turned in (i.e., without teacher's comments or grades).
Quigley fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to SWG majors in their junior year to enable majors to work one-on-one with SWG faculty. The paid research fellowships each enable majors to participate in ongoing or new projects as part of a faculty member’s research or development of SWG course materials.
Majors will learn valuable research tools that will prepare them for advanced work in seminars or to propose honors theses.
Each fellowship award is $1,000 paid research assistance (or about 100 hours) The fellowships are available only during the academic year, but may be either for a semester or for two semesters. For example, a fellowship might require a commitment of 10 hours of work per week for a semester, or 5 hours a week for the academic year. Faculty proposals will identify their preferred time frame.
In early spring of their sophomore years, majors can apply for one or more of these fellowship opportunities, and rank their choices.