The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has recognized outstanding humanities research in numerous ways since its inception. The IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities celebrates excellence in humanities scholarship at the U. of I. Submissions and nominations for the 2015–16 academic year are now being accepted for the prizes, with awards given at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels. The awards will be presented at a reception May 2.
The awards are open to all full-time Urbana campus students and tenured and tenure-track faculty members.
All submissions must be accompanied by a completed nomination form, which can be downloaded from the IPRH website. The submissions must contain no references to the applicant’s name or other identifying details. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified from consideration.
Email the submission and the nomination form as two separate attached pdf documents to email@example.com. Note that scans of journals or book pages are not acceptable. Submissions should be in manuscript form, double-spaced – with all identifying details removed – and conform to the length limitations. For specific funding information and application guidelines for each application category, consult the IPRH website.
The applications will be read by a selection committee comprising members of the IPRH Advisory Committee, one or two invited members of the faculty, and the IPRH director and associate director – both of whom serve on the committee in an ex officio capacity. Submissions will be judged in a blind review process; names and other identifying details must not be included in the essay itself. The essays will be evaluated on their scholarly merit, the intellectual rigor of the questions being posed and the quality of the writing.
For a list of past winners, visit the IPRH website.
Questions about these awards and the nomination procedures should be addressed to Nancy Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org.