Skip to content

Graduate Student Research Essay Prize

To support the pioneering research contributions of the next generation of scholars of eighteenth-century studies, this prize recognizes an outstanding research essay of 15-30 pages that has not been previously published.

The award will be presented at the Annual Meeting and the winner will receive $200.

In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must be Graduate Student members of ASECS at the time of submission. To submit an essay for consideration:

1) Upload a copy of the essay in Word or .pdf format, to this Google document. If using the form would create an obstacle to applying, please contact the Executive Director Benita Blessing ( for an alternate format.

2) A letter of endorsement from a mentoring professor that outlines the original contributions that the essay makes to the field of eighteenth-century studies, should be sent to the committee chair.

3) Please contact the committee chair Amy Freund ( for questions and to submit the endorsement letter.

All materials must be received by January 1, 2024.