Irene Ledesma Prize
Deadline for the 2022 Prize Submission: August 15, 2022
Awarded to a PhD graduate student and intended to support research in western women’s and gender history. The $1,000 prize supports travel to collections or other research expenses related to histories of women and gender in the North American West. Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program at the time off application. The Coalition will award the prize at the CWWH breakfast during the Western History Association’s annual conference. The recipient will also be awarded a one-year complimentary membership in the CWWH.
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
Pablo Mitchell (2022)
Robin Henry (2023)
Wichita State University
Danae Jacobson (2024)