G. Margaret Porter Graduate Writing Awards

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The G. Margaret Porter Gender Studies Graduate Writing Prizes are awarded for the following:

  1. An award in the amount of $100 is awarded to the best paper written for a graduate course, and
  2. An award in the amount of $100 is awarded for the best article (draft, under review, or published), dissertation chapter, or MA thesis chapter.

The papers must be written by a Gender Studies Graduate Minor and must address issues of gender.  Submissions from conferences and courses are eligible if attendance occurred during the12 month period prior to submission deadline. Submissions are limited to a maximum of 40 double-spaces or 10,000 words (not including references).

These prizes are named in honor of G. Margaret Porter (retired), Gender Studies Librarian at the Hesburgh Library who enabled high-caliber research in gender by ensuring that students and faculty have access to the best resources in Gender Studies.  

Submissions for the Graduate Writing Prizes should be sent electronically to: gender@nd.edu on or by NOON on the First Friday in March. If Friday is a holiday, then submissions will be due on Thursday.

Submission Guidelines