Émilie Du Châtelet Award

The Émilie Du Châtelet Award is an annual prize of $500, made by the Women's Caucus of ASECS to support research in progress by an independent or adjunct scholar on a feminist or Women's Studies subject. The award is open to the members of ASECS who have received the PhD and who do not currently hold a tenured, tenure-track, or job-secure position in a college or university, nor any permanent position that requires or supports the pursuit of research. Faculty emeritae are not eligible. The award is meant to fund works in progress, commensurate in scope with a scholarly article or book chapter, for which some research is already under way. To be eligible for the prize, projects must advance understanding of women's experiences and/or contributions to eighteenth-century culture or offer a feminist analysis of any aspect of eighteenth-century culture and/or society. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a 1-3 page research proposal outlining the project and the candidate's plans for using the funds, and any evidence of progress on this project (i.e. an accepted conference paper, a related publication, an essay submitted for publication, etc.).

The winner will be asked to submit a brief written report on the progress of the project one year after receiving the award, and wherever possible, will serve on the Award committee in the following year. The prizewinner will be announced at the ASECS annual meeting. Submissions for the Émilie Du Châtelet Prize must be sent directly to the ASECS office and be received by January 15, for consideration.

Send proposals to: ASECSOffice@gmail.com

The winner will be announced at the Women's Caucus Luncheon and during the annual meeting.