Women's Studies Undergraduate Essay and Research Writing Contest


Open to any undergraduate student enrolled at IUPUI during the past year. A student who has graduated may submit work, provided the paper was completed while the author was a student at IUPUI.

Submissions must address women, Women’s Studies, gender, or topics of special concern to women. Additionally, they must have been written for an IUPUI undergraduate class from January 2017 to present.

Students may submit up to 2 papers. Papers should be 10 to 25 pages, with standardized citation, if outside sources are used.

A committee of Women’s Studies faculty will judge the submissions. The committee will evaluate feminist scholarship, coherence, creativity, organization, originality, and overall writing quality.

Submissions should be typed and double-spaced. The author’s name should NOT appear in the submitted essay but should be included in a separate cover sheet.

The following information should be provided in the cover sheet:

  • Student’s name, address, email, and telephone number,
  • Course number and name for which the essay was originally written,
  • Department, instructor name, and semester taken,
  • Title of the work submitted.

Online application must be completed and all supporting documents uploaded with it.


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