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Research Awards

Consular Corps of Tampa Bay Essay Contest

The Consular Corps of Tampa Bay is comprised of 24 Consuls who have been appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in each of their 24 countries. Every year the Consular Corps hosts a Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony on or around January 27, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day as designated by the United Nations. The Consular Corps’ mission includes promoting the art and culture of their countries, hosting diplomatic and business delegations, supporting humanitarian projects, and encouraging international brotherhood through various programs. Consistent with its mission, the Consular Corps is fighting anti-Semitism by holding an annual essay contest for undergraduate college students which relates to anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

There will be a cash Award of $1,000 for 1st prize and $500 for 2nd prize.

Essay

Explore at least three examples where individuals or groups helped to save Jews from annihilation. Then research how individuals and groups today are helping to combat growing anti-Semitism, and explain what you can do in the fight against anti-Semitism today.
You are encouraged to:

Your essay should:

  • be approximately 2,000 words. The word count does not include works cited/bibliography or citations.
  • cite a minimum of four sources. Contestants should note that while Wikipedia articles themselves will not be considered valid citation sources for this essay, Wikipedia articles often contain easy to follow links to excellent sources that will be acceptable as research sources.
  • contain a bibliography, using a standard format.
  • have a cover sheet that includes the following information: full name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, the name of the college or university you attend, your academic department, and your current student status- for example: 2nd year undergraduate.

Award criteria are as follows:

  • This essay assignment will be evaluated by a qualified panel of judges based on the quality of your research (properly documented), reasoning and writing.
  • Students must be current USF Tampa Undergraduates

Submissions and questions should be directed to Vincent Genovese at vgenovese@italconstampa.com.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 29, 2017

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LGBT Research Award

The LGBT Research Award is designed to support and advance research using USF Tampa Library’s LGBT collections. Students eligible for the award will be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at the USF Tampa campus. One recipient will be selected annually and awarded up to $1000.

Award criteria are as follows:

  • Research must be conducted using LGBT materials in USF Tampa Libraries.
  • The award recipient will be expected to present his or her research at an annual program.

Students must submit a nomination package, which includes the following:

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work and research potential
  • An up-to-date resume
  • A 1 to 3 page essay describing the proposed research project, including methodology, resources to be consulted, and potential impact

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

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Armenian Studies Research Award

The Armenian Studies Research Award is designed to support and advance research using USF Tampa Library’s Armenian Studies materials. These resources are part of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center collection. Students eligible for the award will be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at the USF Tampa campus. As many as three awards of up to $1000 will be offered annually.

Award criteria are as follows:

  • Research must be conducted using Armenian Studies materials in USF Special Collections’ Holocaust and Genocide Studies collection.
  • The award recipient will be expected to present his or her research at an annual program, which will honor the Boyadjian family.

Students must submit a nomination package, which includes the following:

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work and research potential
  • An up-to-date resume
  • A 1 to 3 page essay describing the proposed research project, including methodology, resources to be consulted, and potential impact

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

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Dean and Barbara Martin Science Fiction Research Award

Dean and Barbara Martin Science Fiction Research Award is designed to support and advance research using USF Tampa Library’s Science Fiction collection. Students eligible for the award will be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at the USF Tampa campus. One recipient will be selected annually and awarded up to $1000.

Award criteria are as follows:

  • Research must be conducted using Science Fiction materials in USF Special Collections.
  • The award recipient will be expected to present his or her research at an annual program, which will honor Dr. Dean and Barbara Martin.

Students must submit a nomination package, which includes the following:

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work and research potential
  • An up-to-date resume
  • A 1 to 3 page essay describing the proposed research project, including methodology, resources to be consulted, and potential impact

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

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Florida Studies Research Awards

For undergraduate and graduate award opportunities in the field of Florida Studies, follow the link below.

Florida Studies Research Awards →

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