Call for Proposals
Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics
Postmark Deadline: November 2, 2009
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is pleased to announce the
competition for the 2009 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and
This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking
on significant research in the area of women and politics. Numerous proposals
from a variety of academic disciplines are received each year. Proposals are
blind-reviewed by a faculty committee.
The prize includes a $1,000 cash award for each project selected. Honorable
mention prizes of $500 per project are sometimes given.
Proposals for the 2009 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and
Politics must be postmarked by November 2, 2009. Research projects submitted
for prize consideration can address any topic related to women and politics.
Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members,
To be considered for the 2009 prize, applicants should submit, postmarked by
Nov. 2, 2009:
• Four (4) copies of a detailed description (5 to 10 pages) of the
research project including a (1) 150-200 word abstract summarizing its purpose
and content; (2) discussion of relevant theory, contributions to literature in
the field, and methodology; (3) statement about how the Catt Prize will
contribute to the research project; and (4) timetable for completion of the
project. As the proposals will be blind-reviewed, the author(s) name(s) should
not appear in this description.
• A detachable cover sheet that lists the name, institutional
affiliation, and address (mailing address, telephone, and e-mail for spring
2010) for each author.
• A one-page (or less) biographical statement for each author,
highlighting her/his research interests, significant publications and/or
presentations, and professional interests and experiences related to the
Awards will be announced by February 2010. Winners of the Carrie Chapman Catt
Prize for Research on Women and Politics are to acknowledge their honor when
their research results are published and to transmit one copy of each
publication for the Center’s archives.
Materials should be mailed (not faxed or e-mailed) to the Carrie Chapman Catt
Center for Women and Politics, 309 Carrie Chapman Catt Hall, Iowa State
University, Ames, IA, 50011-1305. For more information, contact the Center at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-3181.