Irene Ledesma Prize

Ledsma Prize 2019 Claire Thomson

Deadline for the 2021 Prize Submission: August 15, 2021

Call for Applications: Ledesma Prize 2020

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.  

Application Procedure:
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
voyles@ou.edu

Pablo Mitchell (2022)
Oberlin College
prmitche@oberlin.edu

Robin Henry (2023)
Wichita State University
robin.henry@wichita.edu

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Brianna Theobald, recipient of the 2013 Irene Ledesma Prize, is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Arizona State University.
Brianna Theobald, recipient of the 2013 Irene Ledesma Prize, was a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Arizona State University; she is now the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne.
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2014 Irene Ledesma Prize recipient Jennifer McPherson with Steering Committee Chair Cathleen Cahill. McPherson is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of New Mexico
2015 Irene Ledesma Prize recipient Meggan Bilotte (on right) with Prize Committee Chair Sarah Janda at the 2015 CWWH Breakfast in Portland. Bilotte is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2015 Irene Ledesma Prize recipient Meggan Bilotte (on right) with Prize Committee Chair Sarah Janda at the 2015 CWWH Breakfast in Portland. Bilotte is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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2016 Irene Ledesma Prize recipient Margaret Neubauer (on right) with Prize Committee Chair Katrina Jagodinsky at the 2016 CWWH Breakfast in St. Paul. Neubauer, who also holds a J.D., is a Ph.D. Candidate at Southern Methodist University where she is writing a dissertation titled “American Indian Child Welfare, Activism, and Sovereignty in the Twentieth Century.”