Beiling Wu Prize in Writing
The Beiling Wu Prize in Writing, named for a former Northwestern graduate student in the humanities, will be given to a doctoral student who wrote the best essay on literature or literary culture in the first year of his/her program.
June 26, 2017
- Students must be nominated for a paper written in their first year.
- Students must be in a humanities doctoral program.
- Each eligible program may nominate one student.
The amount of the award is $1000, which will be added to the student's stipend. One prize will be awarded each year.
- Applications are by program nomination only.
- Directors of Graduate Study (DGS) should select the best paper as of the end of the first year review.
- A letter of nomination from the DGS must accompany the paper. The letter should:
- Provide a contextualizing frame about the nature of the submission (i.e., was it a final paper for a seminar, a master's thesis, etc.)
- Include brief commentary about how the essay fits within but also challenges some current trends in the field
- Note how the paper stands out relative to other first year students in the program
- Include any evaluative comments from the instructor of the course, if the paper results from a course assignment
- The paper and letter of nomination should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials must include the student's full name.
Papers will be reviewed by a committee. Nominees and nominating programs will be informed of the outcome by the end of September.
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