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Call for Entries: Emerging Scholars Award, Nineteenth Century Studies Association

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association is pleased to announce the Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in nineteenth century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within six years of the author’s doctorate or other terminal professional degree. Entrants must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the 2021 NCSA Conference, Discovery, to be held in Sacramento, California. For the 2021 CFP, visit:

Entries can be from any discipline and may focus on any aspect of the long nineteenth century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged.

Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection in 2019 or between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 are eligible for the 2021 Emerging Scholars Award; if the date of publication does not fall within that span but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible. An essay can only be submitted one time for each prize. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible.

Note: Articles submitted to the 2021 NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award; one entry per scholar is allowed annually.

To Apply
Send a PDF of electronically published articles/essays to:
All submissions via email will be acknowledged. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.

July 1, 2020

Dr. Emily C. Burns, Chair of the Emerging Scholars Committee,

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