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September 26, 2013




University of Wisconsin-Madison Social Studies Faculty
and Graduate Student Advisors in the Social Studies

Social Studies Divisional Executive Committee

Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for Outstanding Research in Social Studies


The Social Studies Divisional Executive Committee encourages you to nominate your doctoral student(s) for the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the committee will award $1,000 to a doctoral student who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarly writing accomplishments in the social studies while a graduate student at UW-Madison. Only students who are currently enrolled are eligible. One or two students may also be identified by the committee for honorable mention.

The requirement for the award is that the student's work be excellent and demonstrate "outstanding research in the social studies." The work may be a book, manuscript, seminar paper, course paper, or paper submitted for presentation at a professional conference or to a scholarly journal. Publication of the student's work may already have occurred or may be the student's ultimate goal, but prior publication or acceptance for publication is not a prerequisite for the award. Theses and dissertations may not be submitted, although the student may submit papers derived from these larger works.

Each submission must be accompanied by a brief letter of nomination from a faculty member. In the letter of nomination, please describe the submitted work and its contribution to its field and to social studies, and tell us what makes the material worthy of this award. Please verify, too, that the student author has indeed produced the work him/herself, and that the author is a doctoral student. The award can only be given on the basis of a sole-authored paper. For future nominations, whenever a student completes a promising paper that leads to co-authorship for publication with a faculty member, please be sure to retain the sole-authored version for nomination for this award.

Please note that the nomination period for the award has moved from the spring semester to the fall semester and that electronic submissions are requested this year. Send your submissions (nomination letter plus the student's work) to the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty at . All submissions must be received by Monday, October 28, 2013.

If you have any questions about the award or submission procedures, please call 262-3956 or e-mail .

We look forward to reviewing your student's work.


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