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Call for Entries for Maddox Prize

The Carolyn Krause Maddox Prize awards students for their contribution to research in women's and gender studies. Applicants are invited to submit papers. See below for more details.

The U of L Women’s and Gender Studies Department announces the eighth annual Carolyn Krause Maddox Prize in Women’s and Gender Studies.  Thanks to a generous donation from Eleanor and Bob Maddox, one undergraduate and one graduate student will be awarded $300 for the best papers on a topic in Women’s and Gender Studies.*


Students from any discipline are invited to submit papers on topics related to women or gender.  An interdisciplinary committee of Women’s and Gender Studies faculty will review all submissions and make award decisions. The winners will receive their prizes and present their papers at a colloquium during Women’s History Month in March.  Previous winners of this prize may not compete again.


Deadline to submit papers: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.




Paper Requirements
  •   8 to 25 pages of text in length (does not count bibliography or title page);
  •   Author’s name and title of paper should appear on title page;
  •   Author’s name should not appear on any page of the text;
  •   Pages of text must be numbered;
  •   Essay must be accompanied by an application form.


Application Form

Papers without an application form will not be considered for the competition.  Application forms can be obtained at the Women’s & Gender Studies Department office (Gardiner Hall #331), by calling 852-8160, or by e-mailing your request to


Send or bring papers to:

Stevenson Hall 320, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.


Questions?  Call 852-8160 or e-mail




*Prizes will be processed through the Office of Financial Aid.  This award can be combined with institutional aid up to the University’s total direct cost of attendance plus a stipend.  Direct costs include tuition, room, board, and books.  U of L is required to adhere to all federal, state, and institutional guidelines.  If your aid package is adjusted as a result, you will receive notification in your university e-mail.  Policy information is available on-line at