Best Undergraduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity

This prize is awarded annually to a Washington University undergraduate in any academic field, for a research paper that adds significantly to understandings of issues of race and/or ethnicity. The prize recognizes undergraduate research that demonstrates exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars.

Award Amount: $500

Award Criteria:

  • Must be original research
  • Must be a first or solo-authored research paper*
  • Must demonstrate exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars

Eligible projects:

  • Applicants must be a current full-time student working toward a Washington University undergraduate degree.
  • The research must be completed while a student at Washington University.
  • Prize recipients agree to submit their photographs and CVs; to have their projects featured in online Center archives and used in publicizing the prizes. 

Application Deadline:

Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2021 through April 1, 2021. 

Announcement:

The prize will be publicly announced May 4, 2021 at an informal ceremony.

* Academic authorship standards vary widely across disciplines. In many academic subjects, including the natural sciences, social sciences, computer science and electrical engineering, the lead author of a research article is typically the person who carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper. The list of trailing co-authors reflects, typically, diminishing contributions to the work reported in the manuscript. Sometimes, journals require statements detailing each author’s contributions to be included in each publication. In other disciplines (such as mathematics) however, authors are typically listed alphabetically rather than by contribution. If you are not the first author of the work but carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper, please provide this information in an author contributions footer on the title page of the document when submitting your materials for this award.

Best Undergraduate Research Engaging St. Louis

This prize is awarded annually to a Washington University undergraduate in any academic field, for excellence in research that takes the city or region of St. Louis as its primary subject of inquiry, with an emphasis on race and/or ethnicity. 

Award Amount: $500

Award Criteria:

  • Must be original research
  • Must be a first or solo-authored research paper*
  • Demonstrates deep understanding of the city or region of St. Louis
  • Demonstrates innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars regarding race and/or ethnicity in the city or region of St. Louis

Eligible projects:

  • Applicants must be a current full-time student working toward a Washington University undergraduate degree.
  • The research must be completed while a student at Washington University.
  • Prize recipients agree to submit their photographs and CVs and to have their projects featured in online Center archives and used in publicizing the prizes. 

Application Deadline:

Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2021 through April 1, 2021. 

Announcement:

The prize will be publicly announced May 4, 2021 at an informal ceremony.

* Academic authorship standards vary widely across disciplines. In many academic subjects, including the natural sciences, social sciences, computer science and electrical engineering, the lead author of a research article is typically the person who carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper. The list of trailing co-authors reflects, typically, diminishing contributions to the work reported in the manuscript. Sometimes, journals require statements detailing each author’s contributions to be included in each publication. In other disciplines (such as mathematics) however, authors are typically listed alphabetically rather than by contribution. If you are not the first author of the work but carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper, please provide this information in an author contributions footer on the title page of the document when submitting your materials for this award.

Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity

This prize is awarded annually to a Washington University graduate/professional student in any academic field, for a research paper that adds significantly to understandings of issues of race and/or ethnicity. The prize recognizes graduate research that demonstrates exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars.

Award Amount: $1,000

Award Criteria:

  • Must be original research
  • Must be a first or solo-authored research paper*
  • Must demonstrate exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars

Eligible projects:

  • Applicants must be a current full-time student working toward a Washington University graduate or professional degree.
  • The research must be completed while a student at Washington University.
  • Prize recipients agree to submit their photographs and CVs and to have their projects featured in online Center archives and used in publicizing the prizes. 

Application Deadline:

Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2021 through April 1, 2021. 

Announcement:

The prize will be publicly announced May 4, 2021 at an informal ceremony.

* Academic authorship standards vary widely across disciplines. In many academic subjects, including the natural sciences, social sciences, computer science and electrical engineering, the lead author of a research article is typically the person who carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper. The list of trailing co-authors reflects, typically, diminishing contributions to the work reported in the manuscript. Sometimes, journals require statements detailing each author’s contributions to be included in each publication. In other disciplines (such as mathematics) however, authors are typically listed alphabetically rather than by contribution. If you are not the first author of the work but carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper, please provide this information in an author contributions footer on the title page of the document when submitting your materials for this award.