Women's & Gender Studies Paper & Project Award

In anticipation of Women’s History Month (March), during February each year Women’s & Gender Studies hosts the annual UWM Student Research Paper & Project Contest.

Undergraduate or graduate research papers or projects having to do with women, gender, sexuality, feminism or feminist thinking which were completed for UWinteriM, Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022 courses at UWM are eligible for entry. Prizes will be awarded in the following four categories:

  • Undergraduate Research Paper: This paper, a minimum of five, double-spaced, typed pages, must demonstrate original thinking and critical engagement with the use of primary and/or secondary sources. (Book reports will not be accepted.)
  • Undergraduate Project: Projects could include, for example, an individual piece or portfolio of artwork, video production, curriculum design, musical composition, architectural or engineering design, original literary piece such as a poem or short story, or essay based primarily on personal or autobiographical reflection. Submit your project in a digital format that shows it best to the review committee. You may take photographs, videos, or any other transmissible digital format.
  • Graduate Research Paper: This paper, approximately 10-20 double-spaced, typed pages will likely utilize primary sources such as documents, statistical data, or interviews in an original research project written for a graduate course or seminar, or in an independent study.
  • Graduate Project: Projects could include, for example, an individual piece or portfolio of artwork, video production, curriculum design, musical composition, architectural or engineering design, or original literary piece such as a poem or short story. Projects should demonstrate a professional level of expertise. Submit your project in a digital format that shows it best to the review committee. You may take photographs, videos, or any other transmissible digital format.

Submission guidelines:

  • Written work must be typed, double-spaced, with a one inch margin: all pages should be numbered consecutively (including the bibliography). Your name should not appear anywhere on your paper or your abstract.
  • All projects should be presented in as professional a manner as possible
  • The paper or project submitted for consideration may be a revision of the original submitted for the course.

All entries are judged anonymously, and all judges’ decisions are final.

Donor
Multiple Donors
Award
Varies from $500
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
College of Letters and Science, UWM Foundation Scholarships, Women's and Gender Studies
Deadline
02/01/2025
Supplemental Questions
  1. Identify which category you are applying for:
  2. The title of my paper or project is:
  3. In which UWM course was this paper or project originally completed? Enter the course name, the course number, the semester and year the course was taken, and the instructor's name.
  4. If submitting a paper, upload a copy here. Your paper must not have your name on it anywhere. Please see the description for more details about the format for your paper.
  5. If submitting a project, upload an abstract of your project and any materials that best present your project. Your name should not appear on any of the materials so that it can be judge anonymously. Large files may not be uploadable due to size. Try saving large files to a shared location such as YouTube, Google Drive or UWM's OneDrive. Then generate a URL that can be shared and paste that weblink into a Word document and let us know that we can access your materials at that web link. If you continue to have difficulty with your upload contact let-sci@uwm.edu.