WTM Riches Essay Prize

The WTM Riches Essay Prize was established in 2004 to recognise and reward high-quality work being done by junior scholars in many areas of American Studies, including history, political science, literature, film and media studies, geography, the visual arts, architecture, and cultural and critical theory.

The competition is open to undergraduates and students in the first year of research or taught postgraduate programmes. The following rules apply:

  • Essays must be no more than 5,000 words in length (including notes, excluding Works Cited)
  • Essays must be written in English and submitted as Microsoft Word document
  • Essays must be formatted in accordance with the MLA Style Manual
  • Neither the author’s name nor institutional affiliation should appear on the essay
  • Author’s details (name, affiliation, contact details) should be included in the email submitting the entry

Authors must be members of the IAAS, and normally resident in Ireland or N. Ireland.

The closing date for entries is July 15th.

The prize winner will receive €100 and the winning essay will be considered for publication 

Submission by email

 

 

THE IAAS EARLY-CAREER ESSAY PRIZE

The Early-Career Essay Prize will recognise innovative research and writing that contributes significantly to the field of American Studies.

The competition is open to early-career scholars who graduated with a PhD in their field during or after 2015. The following rules apply:

  • Essays must not be previously published, or under consideration for
    publication.
  • Essays must be no more than 8,000 words in length (including notes, excluding Works Cited)
  • Essays must be written in English and submitted as Microsoft Word document
  • Essays must be formatted in accordance with the MLA Style Manual
  • Neither the author’s name nor institutional affiliation should appear on the essay

Author’s details (name, affiliation if relevant, contact details) should be
included in the email submitting the entry

Authors must be members of the IAAS, and normally resident in Ireland or N. Ireland.

The closing date for entries is July 15th.

The prize winner will receive €300 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in the Irish Journal of American Studies

Submission by email

THE IAAS DOCTORAL RESEARCH PRIZE

The Doctoral Research Prize will recognise an excellent piece of research
scholarship with the potential to make an important intervention in the field of American Studies.

The competition is open to doctoral scholars who have not yet defended their dissertation. The following rules apply:

 

  • Essays must not be previously published, or under consideration for
    publication.
  • Essays must be no more than 8,000 words in length (including notes,
    excluding Works Cited)
  • Essays must be written in English and submitted as Microsoft Word document
  • Essays must be formatted in accordance with the MLA Style Manual
  • Neither the author’s name nor institutional affiliation should appear on the essay
  • Author’s details (name, affiliation if relevant, contact details) should be included in the email submitting the entry

Authors must be members of the IAAS, and normally resident in Ireland or N. Ireland.

The closing date for entries is July 15th.

The prize winner will receive €200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in the Irish Journal of American Studies

Submission by email