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Pearl Butler Evans Award For Scholarly Writing on African-American Literature by a Graduate Student

This award will be given each year to one graduate student in the English department, who will be judged on a scholarly essay (maximum 20 pages, not including footnotes), on any aspect of African-American literature. The paper could have been written for a grad seminar, a conference, or any other context. Papers written for a graduate seminar may be revised before submission. Applications must be accompanied by the endorsement of a faculty member. The award comes with a prize of $1000.

UCSB Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Applicants must be Women’s Studies doctoral emphasis students. Candidates must be advanced to candidacy and expect completion of the dissertation during the term of residence. Women’s Studies Dissertation scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one colloquium.

The Women’s Studies Program has a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum and faculty. Applicants from the humanities or social sciences should demonstrate research and teaching interests in the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and cultural difference. Applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. The duration of the award is nine months, with the fellowship grant of approximately $20,000. Scholars are required to be in residence during the entire fellowship period.

The Women’s Studies Charlotte Stough Memorial Prize

The Women’s Studies Program offers this Prize annually to the Women’s Studies Doctoral Emphasis student who best exemplifies the principles and ideals of Charlotte Stough through research that extends the boundaries of gender inflected knowledge specifically related to research arising out of women’s studies.

Competition for the Charlotte Stough prize ($300) is open to all Women’s Studies Doctoral Emphasis students. The deadline for application is Monday, April 22, 2002. Applicants must submit a publishable paper 20-30 pages in length, in addition to a current curriculum vitae. The prize recipient will be announced during the first week of June.

Charlotte Stough, one of the founders of the Women’s Studies Program, was a professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She taught at UCSB from 1963 until her retirement in 1991, and from 1982 to 1985 was associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Professor Stough earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Her academic research combined a lively engagement in Classical Greek moral philosophy and in contemporary feminist writing.