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University of Illinois Press Outstanding Dissertation in Disability History Prize

June 30

Outstanding Dissertation in Disability History Prize. Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

The University of Illinois Press in partnership with the Disability Histories series and the Disability History Association is pleased to welcome submissions for the second annual Outstanding Dissertation in Disability History prize. This prize is awarded annually to recognize and reward exceptional work in disability history done by early-career scholars.

The winner will receive $1000 and an advance contract with the University of Illinois Press to publish their revised manuscript in the Disability Histories series. The prize award is contingent upon the authorĂ¢??s acceptance of the contract with the University of Illinois Press.

The prize is open to any dissertation written in English and defended within the three years preceding the award’s submission deadline. For the 2024 prize, we will consider dissertations defended between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023. Revised dissertations are welcomed and encouraged. Eligible dissertations may be submitted more than once for this prize.

To apply, please send a screen-readable PDF of your dissertation (or revised dissertation), CV, and cover letter with contact information to Alison Syring (asyring2@illinois.edu) with the subject line “Outstanding Dissertation in Disability History” by June 30, 2024. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged, and the winner will be announced by September 30, 2024.

Read more about the Disability Histories series here.

Contact Information

Alison Syring, Acquisitions Editor at University of Illinois Press

Contact Email
asyring2@illinois.edu