The Midwest Victorian Studies Association is pleased to announce the Twenty-First Annual Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies. This is a prize of $1,500 to support dissertation research in British Victorian Studies undertaken by a student currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a U.S. or Canadian university.
Proposals from graduate students are sought by February 1, 2014. They may be submitted from the fields of literature, history, art history, or musicology, but should have a significant interdisciplinary component that will render them of interest to scholars studying Victorian Britain across a range of disciplines, approaches, and subfields.
Applicants must submit:
- A cover sheet (to be found on the MVSA webpage:http://www.midwesternvictorian.org/p/prizes.html
- A statement on research (maximum 3 single-space pages, 12-point font). Please provide a brief overview of your dissertation topic, remembering that your proposal will be reviewed by faculty members in several disciplines. Indicate clearly the present state of your work, and explain how the award would assist you in completing the dissertation (for example, partial travel support, purchase of library supplies, etc.).
- A current CV (maximum 2 pages single-spaced, 12-point font).
- Two letters of reference; these must be submitted directly by the recommenders to:firstname.lastname@example.org