Graduate Student Prizes
Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper Prize
The Tamara Horowitz Graduate Paper Prize honors the memory of Dr. Tamara Horowitz, pictured at right, who was Associate Professor of Philosophy and of Women's Studies at Pitt until her untimely death in 2000. Professor Horowitz taught epistemology, feminist philosophy, and the philosophy of science and was a renowned and respected scholar and mentor.
All Pitt graduate students are eligible for this $200 prize, which is awarded to the best paper that directly and substantially addresses topics related to gender, sexuality, or women, broadly understood. There are no restrictions with respect to topic or methodology; entries may be empirical (quantitative or qualitative) studies, philosphical or crtical interventions, reviews, etc. Master's theses and published work are eligible, the only condition being that entries must have been initially prepared for a course, seminar, directed study, thesis, or independent research done at this University. Dissertation chapters are not eligible because they are not self-contained compositions, although a dissertation chapter designed for separate publication would be if it fulfills the other criteria. Winning entries will be chosen by a committee of GSWS affiliated faculty, who will assess them on the basis of their fit, clarity, and significance.
The Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper Prize cover sheet must be submitted with your paper. Please remove all identifying information from the paper.
Entries for the 2021 competition must be submitted to email@example.com by *MONDAY, MAY 23* 2022 at noon.
The submissions will be judged and awarded separately by a panel of judges drawn from GSWS and University faculty. Papers will be reviewed without the author’s name or affiliation. The GSWS Program reserves the right not to award a prize. Graduate papers co-authored with faculty are eligible if the graduate student is the primary author.
GSWS Dissertation Prize
All Pitt PhD students are eligible for this $200 prize, which is awarded to the best dissertation that directly and substantially addresses topics related to gender, sexuality, or women, broadly understood. Doctoral candidates planning to graduate imminently as well as those students who graduated during the previous school year may submit complete dissertations for the prize.
Our Dissertation Prize cover sheet must be submitted digitally along with a digital copy of the dissertation. Submissions will be due Monday, May 23, 2022, by noon.
The submissions will be judged and awarded separately by a panel of judges drawn from GSWS and University faculty. The GSWS Program reserves the right not to award a prize
The Iris Marion Young Awards
The Iris Marion Young Awards for Political Engagement honor undergraduate and graduate students and staff and faculty members who have done meaningful work on behalf of social justice. In collaboration with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, GSWS created the award to honor those who work to promote justice in the University, at the local or national level, or across the globe. Like the philosopher and social theorist Iris Marion Young, in whose memory the award is created, the Young Award recognizes that social activism takes many forms. Justice can be pursued in a variety of ways and places—in the classroom and workplace, in organizations, through specific projects, in academic scholarship, in politics and volunteer work. The venue doesn’t matter. The effort and quality of the contribution does
Nominations for the awards are invited every fall, and the winners are honored at a ceremony open to the community.
See Information about previous winners of these prizes here.