Awards

Graduate Student Research Award $200

The Edwidge Danticat Society’s Graduate Student Research Award is generously sponsored by the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara, in connection to their work around Haiti Projects. It was created to support graduate student travel to present research.

The aim of the Edwidge Danticat Society is to encourage and sponsor the study of the works—literary and activist—of Edwidge Danticat. In order to support the community of scholars engaged in this activity, the society’s annual award is given to a graduate student whose work on Edwidge Danticat’s literature or activism has been accepted to a national or international conference for presentation that will or has taken place in the academic year of 2017-18 (August 2017-July 2018)

This award will be disbursed upon submission of conference attendance receipts, and comes with a one year membership in the Edwidge Danticat Society and a news post on the society’s website featuring a profile on the scholar and a description of their project.

Guidelines for submission:
Forward the conference acceptance notification, and include in the email: your intent to be considered for the award, the completed award application form, and the abstract you submitted to the conference. Send the email to both Megan Feifer at megan.feifer@edwidgedanticatsociety.org and Maia Butler at maia.butler@edwidgedanticatsociety.org.

Timeline:
Submission Deadline: March 1st

EDS-Awards-Application-Fillable.pdf (22 downloads)

Teaching Award $150

The Edwidge Danticat Society calls, each year, for teaching materials to house in the electronic archive for the benefit of educators at secondary and post-secondary levels. It is our hope to further the study of the author’s literary and cultural work through the cultivation of an archive of materials that will assist educators with their planning and activities. From these submissions, the creator of an outstanding set of materials will be awarded a stipend recognizing their valuable effort and contribution to the teaching community.

This award comes with a one year membership in the Edwidge Danticat Society and a news post on the society’s website featuring a profile on the scholar/educator and a description of their project. The teaching materials will also be included in the archive on the society website.

Guidelines for Submission:
Complete the award application form and attach it to an email expressing your intent to be considered for the award. Also attach all teaching materials that you have personally developed that are relevant to your application. This might include: your personal teaching outline/protocol, handouts and resources (print, links to video or audio) for students, assignment instructions, rubrics, models, or other materials that you have personally developed. Send the email to both Megan Feifer at megan.feifer@edwidgedanticatsociety.org and Maia Butler at maia.butler@edwidgedanticatsociety.org

Timeline:
Submission Deadline: May 1st

EDS-Awards-Application-Fillable.pdf (22 downloads)