Deadline for the 2021 Prize Submission: August 15, 2021
The Committee evaluates proposals according to the following criteria:
-How well the applicant stated her/his research question and the significance of the overall project.
-How well the applicant demonstrated her/his knowledge of the primary source materials related to the proposal.
-How well the applicant framed her/his project in terms for the broader theoretical/historiographical issues significant to the topic.
-How well the proposal addressed the issues of gender and/or women’s history in the North American West.
-How well the proposed budget details the applicant’s stated research agenda.
To apply, submit one copy of each of the following (as a single PDF file) to each member of the committee:
1. Cover sheet with your name, contact information, project tile, name of reference
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A brief description of the research project and an explanation of how the prize funds would support the research (not exceeding three double-spaced pages, addressing the above criteria).
4. A line-item budget
5. Letter of support from the student’s dissertation advisor
Irene Ledesma Prize Committee
Traci Brynne Voyles (2021)
University of Oklahoma
Pablo Mitchell (2022)
Robin Henry (2023)
Wichita State University