The Society for the History of Discoveries Student Prize Essay Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Society for the History of Discoveries

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student.
  2. This award is for U.S. and international students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is open to U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students.

Application requirements for the The Society for the History of Discoveries Student Prize Essay Contest are:

  • Essay
  • Cover page
Additional Information: Primary consideration will be given to the essay's originality and its contribution to new knowledge and insights. Other considerations will be the author's demonstration of the relevance of the subject, the cogency of the presentation and the documentation, and the stylistic quality of the essay. In the case of a tie, two awards may be given at the discretion of the judges. If no submission is judged to be either appropriate or sufficiently meritorious, the Society reserves the right to make no award.

Award Amount: The winner shall receive a prize of $500 and an invitation to make an oral presentation of the paper at the annual meeting of the Society.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 15

This award is presented to the winner of an essay contest. Essays may deal with voyages, travels, biography, history, cartography, techniques and technology, or other aspects of discovery. The primary purpose is to enlighten the reader on some aspect of the exploration of our world. The essay (research paper) shall be original and unpublished, in the English language and of between 3,000 and 8,000 words in length, including footnotes or endnotes. Papers previously submitted for class assignments are encouraged. A reasonable amount of illustrative and tabular material will be welcome. The essay must be typed using a standard font (Times, Palatino, Century), double-spaced and printed on one side of the paper. Do not place the author's name on the pages of text. Include a cover page that lists the name, mailing address and e-mail address of the student, the college or university, and the student's current status, i.e., sophomore, junior, 1st year MA, etc. By e-mail, send to: Professor Carol Urness, [email protected] By post, send to: Dr. Marguerite Ragnow, SHD Prize Essay Contest, James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota, 309 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, U.S.A. E-mail submissions are preferred.
Contact: Dr. Anne Good
Address: Dr. Marguerite Ragnow, SHD Prize Essay Contest, James Ford Bell Library, U of Minnesota 309 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

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