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CLACS announces essay prize for undergraduate students

May 20, 2020

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Essay Prize in Latin American Studies. The $500 award will go to the best academic essay written by a current Brown University undergraduate from any concentration on a topic related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or Latinx communities.

Submissions should be a maximum of 7,000 words, including notes and bibliography. Each student is allowed to submit one paper only. The paper may be from a previous academic year.

The deadline for submissions, which must include the full text of the paper in pdf format and a nominating letter by the faculty member to whom it was submitted, is 5 p.m. on May 31, 2020.

The award of $500 may be issued as a prize or reimbursement for research or travel expenses.

For more information, contact the Center at clacs@brown.edu.

Please note: Papers may be submitted in Spanish or English. Papers may not consist of a thesis chapter.