Stanford University

The James Baldwin Essay Prize

James Baldwin

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies announces a prize competition for a research essay by a Stanford PhD student in Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences on a topic concerning some aspect of French society and culture. The analysis could be historical, literary, aesthetic, sociological, economic or any combination of these, depending on the author’s field(s).

Deadline: May 20, 2022

Eligibility

  • Stanford graduate students who have advanced to candidacy in a PhD program in Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences (PhD students who have not advanced to candidacy should apply to the Louise Bourgeois Essay Prize instead)

Application content

  • A biographical sketch of the applicant (500 words maximum)
  • Research essay (10,000 word maximum), Chicago-style citations, on a topic comparing some aspect or aspects of French and American political culture. The analysis could be historical, literary, aesthetic, sociological, economic or any combination of these, depending on the author’s field(s)
  • Curriculum vitae (C.V.), preferably in .pdf format
  • Current unofficial transcript (download from AXESS)

Prize amount

  • $1,000

Application process

Questions