SCMLA Grants and Prizes

 

Eligibility Requirements:

 

Applicants for all awards must be current SCMLA members and must have been members for the previous two years. For 2021, we will allow members from  2018/2019/2020 to be nominated for grants and awards. Graduate Student Grant applicants must have been members for one year. SCMLA Executive Committee members are ineligible. Email Graduate Student Grant entries, SCMLA Faculty Research Grant, SCMLA Research Grant, SCMLA Research Grant for Temporary Faculty, SCMLA Conference Travel Grants, Career Achievement Award and Paper Prize applications in .pdf format to scmla@ou.edu

 
SCMLA FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT (Open to all eligible members who have completed the Ph.D.) - $1500 (maximum award)

APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 10, 2021

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SCMLA RESEARCH GRANT FOR TEMPORARY FACULTY AND INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS (Only eligible members who have completed the terminal degree for their area and do not hold regular faculty positions may apply)-$1500 (maximum award)

APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 10, 2021

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GRADUATE STUDENT GRANT - $500 (maximum award)
(at the dissertation stage)
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 10, 2021

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SCMLA BOOK AWARD - $500 (maximum award)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2021

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SCMLA CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS
Up to $500 for Graduate Students at the doctoral level, Faculty, and Independent Scholars

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021

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SCMLA CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Career Achievement in Research ($750 maximum award)
Service to the Profession ($750 maximum award) 
Nominations for each of the Career Achievement Awards should be sent to scmla@ou.edu by March 31, 2021 and should include: a letter detailing the nominee’s achievements and a current CV for the nominee.

Self-nominations for these awards are not allowed.

 


 

2021 SCMLA CONFERENCE PAPER PRIZES



 

SCMLA Short Story Prize - $500 (maximum award)


SCMLA Prize for the Best Paper in Historical, Literary, and/or Cultural Studies (Faculty & Independent Scholars) - $250 (maximum award)

 

SCMLA Prize for the Best Paper in Historical, Literary, and/or Cultural Studies (Graduate Students) - $250 (maximum award)

 

SCMLA Poetry Prize - $500 (maximum award)

(Submissions for this prize are limited to 5-7 poems with no more than 100 lines)

 

PAPER PRIZES SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2021

Members with appropriate papers scheduled for the Fall 2021 conference are encouraged to compete for our conference paper prizes.

Eligible papers: must have been accepted in a session for the current year; may be nominated by a session chair or by the author; must represent new, previously unpresented and unpublished work, must be typed and double-spaced, using 12-pt. type size; must observe a 3,500 word limit (winners agree to shorten papers for 15-20 minute delivery); and be received by August 31, 2021 via email.  Entries must be submitted in English except in the case of the Andrist prize, for which entries in Spanish and Portuguese are also acceptable.  Submissions must include a cover sheet with paper title and name of the prize being sought (papers may compete for one prize only); cover sheet must OMIT writer's name and address. Winners will be notified by mid-September and will be expected to attend the SCMLA Business Meeting at the annual conference where their names will be announced. Please email Paper Prize applications in .pdf format to scmla@ou.edu.