IUI-Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Undergraduate Essay and Research Writing Award (Liberal Arts)

This award recognizes excellence in undergraduate student research and/or creative writing addressing Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

  • Open to any undergraduate student enrolled at IUI during the past year. A student who has graduated may submit work, provided the paper was completed while the author was a student at IUI.
  • Submissions must address women, Women’s Studies, gender, or topics of special concern to women. Additionally, the paper must have been written for any IUI undergraduate class from January 2020 to present. The selection committee will evaluate feminist scholarship, coherence, creativity, organization, originality, and overall writing quality.
  • Students may submit up to two (2) papers. Papers should not exceed 25 pages, with standardized citation, if outside sources are used. The author’s name should NOT appear in the submitted essay, but should be included in a separate cover sheet.
  • The cover sheet should state the student’s name, address, email, and telephone number, course number, and course title for which the essay was originally written, department, instructor’s name, semester taken, and title of the work submitted.

Supplemental Questions
  1. WGSS Undergraduate Essay & Research Writing Contest
    • 1. Essay submission (click on help text for details)
    • 2. 2nd essay submission - optional