Carolyn Krause Maddox Prize

The UofL Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies announces the annual Carolyn Krause Maddox Prize. Thanks to a generous donation from Eleanor and Bob Maddox, one undergraduate, one MA, and one PhD student will be awarded $300 each for the best papers on a topic in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Students from any discipline are invited to submit papers on topics related to women or gender. An interdisciplinary committee of WGS 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. Students may submit only one paper for the prize.

Deadline to submit a paper: February 17, 2021, 3 p.m.

Download: Carolyn Krause Maddox Prize Application

Paper requirements:

  • 8-25 pages in length
  • author's name should appear on title page
  • author's name should not appear on any other page of the text
  • pages of text must be numbered
  • Papers without an application form will not be considered for the competition.
  • Students must send paper electronically to Jan Rayburn at .

*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 the UofL Financial Aid website.