Note: Graduating high school or college students accepted into a program but who do not begin classes until fall of the submission year are NOT eligible.
The Research Paper: An eligible research paper shall be original and unpublished, written in English, between 3,000 and 8,000 words, plus footnotes or endnotes. Papers written for college or university class assignments are encouraged, but students may write
specifically for this prize. A reasonable amount of illustrative and tabular material will be welcome, but is not required.
All papers will be evaluated by a panel of judges from the Society for the History of Discoveries. New in 2021, the Society will award two prizes: one for the best graduate student research paper and one for the best undergraduate research paper. The panel's
decision will be final and will be announced on the SHD website after July 15. The committee reserves the right to award no prizes based on the quality of the submissions, and in the event of a tie in either category, the committee may decide to award more
than two prizes.
* Contribution to new knowledge or insights
* Relevance to the subject
* Cogency of the argument and appropriateness of the documentation
* Quality of writing (including grammar and spelling, as well as style)
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Submission Deadline: 1 June
Electronic submissions only to:
Dr. Anne Good, committee chair: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject line: SHD Student Prize
Questions? Contact Dr. Good, committee chair