Reminder of Deadline for Research Prize Competition
- REMINDER OF DEADLINE:
The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (USA)
2009 Research Prize Competition
June 1st, 2009
The SSEA (USA) is pleased to announce the 2009 competition for two
research prizes. The awards are made possible by the generous
contributions of the Logan Family Trust and Mr David Berg. Each prize
(in the sum of approximately $3000 US) will be awarded to the individual
who presents the best application.
The competition is open to doctoral students, and recent post
doctoral students, from universities in the United States and Canada who
study any aspect of ancient Egypt. The subject of the research may
cover any area of ancient Egypt from pre-dynastic times through Coptic
Egypt. This year one of the prizes is reserved for an application
conducting research in an area which was of interest to the late
Professor Cathleen Keller (University of California - Berkeley).
The intent of these prizes is to assist in the completion of
significant Egyptological research. For doctoral students it is often
the case that some additional travel to Egypt or to one or more research
collections housed in museums is needed to complete work. These prizes
hope to support applicants who need to conduct that type of research
travel. Applicants who are just beginning their research are also
eligible to apply.
Students must be a member of either the Society for the Study of
Egyptian Antiquities, or the American Research Center in Egypt, at the
time of application.
An application will consist of:
a) a single sheet with name and complete contact information of the
applicant, title of the proposal, institution attending or just
finished, name - daytime phone number - email address for 1 or 2
references, indicate membership in SSEA or ARCE;
b) a two to three (2-3) page narrative description of the topic of the
proposal and research plan. This should include details on whatever
travel is intended and what preparations have been made and/or
permissions have been applied for to conduct this research;
c) a one (1) page bibliography; and
d) a one (1) page budget.
If needed, applicants may attach 1-2 pages of drawings or photographs in
All applications will be submitted in electronic form as a single Corel
Word Perfect (.wpd) or MS Word (.doc) file (with optional .pdf
attachment). Applications will be in 12 point type (Times Roman font),
single spaced, and 1 inch margins. Any application not following these
requirements will not be acknowledged or judged.
All applications and questions should be sent to:
eugene.cruz-uribe@... <mailto:eugene.cruz-uribe@...> .
Application deadline: midnight PDT, JUNE 1, 2009. It is anticipated
that the prizes will be announced by the middle of July 2009.
Applications will be judged on the clearness of the narrative, the
quality of the research planned, the practicality of completing the
research in a reasonable time frame, and the comments from the
references. Judging from last year's application pool, the quality of
all applications will be high, so it is anticipated that the quality of
comments from the references will play a significant part in determining
the recipients. Applicants are urged to discuss their application with
their references prior to the time of application.
Recipient(s) of these prizes are expected to present the results of
their research at the annual meeting of either the Society for the Study
of Egyptian Antiquities (Canada - normally held in November) or the
American Research Center in Egypt (USA - normally held in April).
Please pass this information on to colleagues and students who may be
interested. This announcement is also posted on the SSEA web site:
www.thessea.org <http://www.thessea.org> .
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