Chester E. Eisinger Awards
Chester E. Eisinger Prize
The Chester E. Eisinger Prize is awarded annually to recognize excellent scholarship among American Studies students. It is named in honor of the founder of American Studies at Purdue, who encouraged such excellence by his example as a scholar and teacher.
The competition for the Eisinger Prize is open to all graduate students in American Studies. Entries should be recent, unpublished essays, including work appearing in one's dissertation, that deal with some aspect of American culture and society. One prize $500 will be awarded during the end-of-the-year American Studies Symposium.
The standard of judgment will be strictly qualitative. All submissions must be entered anonymously and will remain anonymous during evaluation. To insure anonymity, students should omit their names from the manuscript and register their entries when submitting them to the American Studies Assistant, Delayne Graham (Beering Hall, Room 1289). All materials must be submitted electronically, if possible.
Chester E. Eisinger Research Award
All Purdue students majoring in American Studies may compete for this award. To do so the student submits a research proposal, no more than five double-spaced pages in length, containing the following components:
- A statement of your research problem and its significance.
- The names and locations of specific archival or library collections you plan to visit.
- A budget.
The award will go to the student whose proposal is deemed most worthy of support by the members of the Eisinger Prize Committee. More than one award may be made, depending on funds available.
The standard of judgment will be strictly qualitative. Submissions are not anonymous. Proposals should be submitted to the American Studies Assistant, Delayne Graham (Beering Hall, Room 1289). All materials must be submitted electronically, if possible.