Catherine Stimpson Prize Competition for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize recognizes excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

The prize carries a financial honorarium of $1,000 and is awarded biannually to the best paper in an international competition by a jury of leading feminist scholars.The prize-winning paper will be published in Signs. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs.

Eligibility: Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (less than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Catharine Stimpson Prize. Papers may be on any topic that falls within the broad rubric of discipline-based or interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Papers submitted for the prize must be no longer than 10,000 words and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors. Guidelines for submission are available at

Deadline for Submissions: The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2008.

Please submit papers online at Be sure to indicate submission for consideration for the Catharine Stimpson Prize in the cover letter. The honorarium will be awarded upon publication of the prizewinning article.

Papers may also be submitted by post to:
The Catharine Stimpson Prize Selection Committee
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Rutgers University
8 Voorhees Chapel
5 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901


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