The History of Science Society’s Reingold Prize essay competition

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Full guidelines available on the HSS webiste.

The History of Science Society invites applications for the 2014 Nathan Reingold Prize. The  Reingold Prize annually recognizes an outstanding graduate-student essay in the history of science and its cultural influences. The winner receives a $500 cash prize and up to $500 travel reimbursement for attending the History of Science Society’s annual meeting.

The ideal Reingold Prize paper should be original; historiographically sophisticated; based on primary sources, either published or archival; clearly argued; well written; and interesting. Successful papers in the past have come from parts of dissertations in progress or revised seminar papers.

The prize recognizes an original and unpublished article (articles that have been accepted for publication are ineligible) on the history of science and its cultural influences written by a graduate student enrolled at any college, university, or institute of technology. Essays in the history of medicine are not eligible for the prize; however, papers dealing with the relations between medicine and the non-medical sciences are welcome.

It is hoped, but not assured, that the winning article will merit publication in Isis. Essays submitted for the competition must be thoroughly documented, written in English, must not exceed 8,000 words in length (exclusive of footnotes), and should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Please submit your electronic submissions to prizes@hssonline.org. Files should be no larger than 5 megabytes. Please use low resolution images. All information identifying the author by name or school should be removed from the document except for a coversheet that is separate from the body of the paper (essays are read without knowledge of the authors’ identity). If sending hard copies to the address below, send three copies of the essay with a detachable cover sheet.

History of Science Society
440 Geddes Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
USA

All essays are due at the Executive Office by 1 June 2014. All entries must be accompanied by proof that the author was a graduate student in good standing at a school, college, or university some time during 2014. This proof can take the form of a dated school ID, transcript, or letter of support from an advisor on school letterhead. For other suggestions for proof of eligibility, and all other questions regarding the Reingold Prize, contact the History of Science Society at info@hssonline.org.