Edith Wharton Society Awards and Prizes (Deadlines: Various, April and May 2014)

Research Awards

The Edith Wharton Society announces two research awards for 2014-15:

1. Edith Wharton Collection Research Award
Deadline: April 15, 2014

Each year the Edith Wharton Society offers an Edith Wharton Collection Research Award to enable a scholar to conduct research on the Edith Wharton Collection of materials at the Beinecke Library at Yale University. The Award for 2014-15 is $500.

Prospective fellows for the 2014-2015 award are asked to submit a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by the deadline to

Meredith Goldsmith
Department of English
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

The research proposal should detail the overall research project, its particular contribution to Wharton scholarship, the preparation the candidate brings to the project, and the specific relevance that materials at the Beinecke collection have for its completion. Funds must be used for transportation, lodging, and other expenses related to a stay at the library. Notification of the award will take place by April 15th and the award can be used from May 1, 2014 until May 1, 2015. A final report will be due June 1, 2015 The Winner will be asked at that point to submit a short report essay to the Edith Wharton Review, which will briefly inform the readers of the EWR of the research done but will not preclude the winner publishing a scholarly article based on their research at the Beinecke.

2. Edith Wharton Essay Prize

Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning and second-place essays will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography , and the writer will receive an award of $250.

All entries will be considered for publication in The Edith Wharton Review as well as for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize. Submissions should be 20-30 pages and should follow the 7th edition MLA style, using endnotes, not footnotes. Applicants should not identify themselves on the manuscript but should provide a separate cover page that includes their names, academic status, e-mail address, postal addresses, and the notation “The Edith Wharton Essay Prize.”

To submit an essay for the prize, send copies of articles as anonymized word attachments, plus a cover letter with contact information, to The Edith Wharton Review by April 15, 2014:

Meredith Goldsmith
Department of English
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

3. Undergraduate Research Prize

In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society is launching a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates from institutions of all kinds, focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum.The winning essay will be published on the Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100.

To submit an essay for the prize, send copies of articles as anonymized word attachments, plus a cover letter with contact information to the following address by May 1, 2014:

Meredith Goldsmith
President, Edith Wharton Society
Department of English
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

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