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Award of $500 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career scholar in recognition of an outstanding essay on a topic related to nineteenth-century studies. Eligible articles may be in any discipline and must have been written while the applicant was pursuing a doctoral degree or within the six years following the conferral of a doctorate. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged.
Entries can be from any discipline, must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection in 2022 or between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023 are eligible for the 2024 Emerging Scholars Award, which will be presented at the 2024 NCSA Conference in Louisville. (If the official date of publication does not fall within that span but the work in fact appeared between those dates, then it is eligible.)
Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible. The first format in which an article is published, whether print or online is considered to be the official publication date.
Articles may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays.
Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award and vice versa; only one entry per scholar or publisher for one of the two awards is allowed annually.
Nineteenth-Century Studies Association’s Officers, Board, Senior Advisory Committee, and Article Prize and Emerging Scholars Award Committee members are not eligible to receive the award until two years have elapsed since their service.
The deadline for submission is July 1, 2023.
Note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.
Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.
Estimated Size of Grant
The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in 2024.