Mary Zirin Prize
The award of $500 is named for Mary Zirin, the founder of Women East-West. Working as an independent scholar, Zirin produced and encouraged fundamental works in Slavic/East European Women's Studies and has been instrumental in the development of the AWSS. The Prize aims to recognize the achievements of independent scholars and to encourage their continued scholarship and service in the fields of Slavic or Central and Eastern European Women's Studies.
The Zirin Prize Committee will accept nominations (including self-nominations) until September 1, 2012. Nominations must include: (1) a nomination letter of be no more than two-pages double-spaced; (2)the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample publication (e.g., article or book chapter). The nomination letter must describe the scholar's contribution to the field, as well as work in progress. For a partial list of past recipients click here.
The Committee encourages the nomination of candidates at all career stages. For the purpose of this award, an independent scholar is defined as a scholar who is not employed at an institution of higher learning, or an employee of a university or college who is not eligible to compete for institutional support for research (for example, those teaching under short-term contracts or working in administrative posts). We welcome nominations from CIS and Central and Eastern Europe.
Nominations should be sent to Paula Michaels at email@example.com, or by postal mail to Prof. Paula Michaels, 106 Hanford Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.