The Carolyn G. Heilbrun Dissertation Prize will be awarded to an outstanding dissertation completed at the CUNY Graduate Center in the given academic year. The prize is meant to recognize a dissertation that is in the interest of the humanities with the broad intellectual aims of Carolyn Heilbrun’s work.

To be considered for the prize, candidates must submit a copy of their completed dissertation and the dissertation abstract. Additionally, a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor or the Executive Officer of the relevant program should be submitted by the deadline. These materials should be directed to The Center for the Study of Women and Society at The amount of the award is $300. The prize will not be awarded in a given year unless the committee agrees that a dissertation is worthy of the distinction.

Submissions deadline is May 2nd, 2023. The prize will be announced at the end of May 2023.

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