Stanford University

The Louise Bourgeois Essay Prize

Louise Bourgeois

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies announces a prize competition for a research essay by a Stanford Masters and early PhD level 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).

Applications are now closed

 

Eligibility

  • Stanford Masters and early PhD level (who have not yet advanced to candidacy) students in Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences (PhD students who have advanced to candidacy should apply to the James Baldwin 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

  • $750

Application process

  • Send materials to Isabelle Collignon, Program Manager, isabelle [at] stanford.edu

Questions

  • Isabelle Collignon, Program Manager, isabelle [at] stanford.edu or Jessica Riskin, Director, jriskin [at] stanford.edu