The Nancy Gallagher Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Middle East Studies
The Nancy Gallagher Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay in Middle East Studies is given annually for undergraduate papers on topics in Middle East Studies from any discipline.
Open to all UCSB Undergraduates. Students applying this year must have attended UCSB for at least one quarter of the 2022-23 academic year.
Awards up to $1,000 will be presented to the recipient(s) of the prize.
No more than two essays will be accepted by any one participant. Submissions often come from past class assignments, but can also be original work. All submissions must be submitted separately for each entry in PDF format.
Paper length: 2,500-3,000 words. Please submit a separate application for each entry.
Deadline: Submissions will be accepted between April 15 and 12 noon on May 8, 2023
1) Complete and submit the entry form: google form
2) Send the essay in PDF format, with GALLAGHER PRIZE in the subject line, to Shiva Balaghi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries must be original work and will be judged on the following criteria:
Use of Primary Sources
Engagement with Scholarship
Professional Citation Practices
Judging Panel: The essays will be judged by a panel of scholars affiliated with CMES