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Award: Obama Institute Dissertation Prize

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Award: Obama Institute Dissertation Prize

July 31, 2016

Obama Institute Dissertation Prize

A Dissertation Prize in the amount of € 1000 will be awarded annually for outstanding Ph.D. work in the field of transnational American studies. It is sponsored by the future Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

Eligible for submission are dissertations completed at either a German or a foreign university in transnational American Studies and related fields, such as Early American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Life Writing, Ecology, Transnational History, Asian American/Pacific Studies, Material and Media Studies, Religious Studies, International Politics, and Economy.

Unpublished manuscripts of dissertations, defended in the last two years, written in German or English, will be evaluated by an international panel to select the award winner.

The award ceremony takes place annually in November. At this occasion the award recipient will be asked to give a presentation on his/her work.

In order to apply for the Obama Institute Dissertation Prize, please submit:

·          a cover letter
·          one copy of your dissertation
·          abstract of your dissertation (two pages)
·          two letters of reference (e.g. the supervisors’ dissertation reports)
·          your CV

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2016.

Please send your application to the following address:

Institute for Transnational American Studies
Obama Dissertation Prize
Fachbereich 05 Philosophie – Philologie
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU)
Jacob-Welder-Weg 18
55128 Mainz


July 31, 2016
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