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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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Leland Hawes Essay Prize in Florida Studies

Leland Hawes

The Tampa Bay History Center and University of South Florida Libraries’ Florida Studies Center invite undergraduate student submissions for the Leland Hawes Undergraduate Prize in Florida Studies.

Undergraduate students working toward a bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply. Subjects must cover Florida Studies ranging from Florida’s pre-colonial past through the twentieth century. Proper citations must be included.

A panel of reviewers will evaluate submissions on originality and quality of research, appeal to a general audience, and contributions to the field of Florida Studies. Suggested topics include art, architecture, literature, music, archaeology, anthropology, history, culture, or the environment. Topics dealing with the Tampa Bay region are particularly encouraged.

Interested students should also submit a cover letter giving their name, address, email, institution, and degree sought. This information should not appear on the essay’s title page.The prize carries a $500 award.

For more information, contact:

Matt Knight, Assistant Librarian
USF Libraries Special Collections Department and Florida Studies Center
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB412
Tampa, FL 33620
mtknight@usf.edu (813) 974-6266

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 9, 2017

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Leland Hawes

The Tampa Bay History Center and University of South Florida Libraries’ Florida Studies Center invite graduate student submissions for the Leland Hawes Graduate Essay Prize in Florida Studies.

Graduate students working toward a M.A. or Ph.D. degree in any subject are encouraged to apply. Papers may cover topics ranging from Florida’s pre-colonial past through the twentieth century. Essays should be no more than thirty-five pages in length plus citations.

A panel of scholars will evaluate submissions on originality and quality of research, clarity of argument, and contributions to the field of Florida history. Topics dealing with the Tampa Bay region are particularly encouraged.

Interested students should submit a cover letter giving their name, address, email, institution, and degree sought. This information should not appear on the essay’s title page. The prize carries a $1,000 award.

For more information, contact:

Matt Knight, Assistant Librarian
USF Libraries Special Collections Department and Florida Studies Center
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB412
Tampa, FL 33620
mtknight@usf.edu (813) 974-6266

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 9, 2017

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Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies

Patrick Riordan
The University of South Florida Libraries’ Florida Studies Center in Tampa, FL, invites applications from graduate students for a month-long, in-residence research project. The Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award offers $2,500 to an M.A. student or Ph.D. candidate engaged in research on a Florida studies topic. The successful applicant will be invited to share his or her research in congenial public forums during the research period.

The Florida Studies Center has extensive collections and faculty expertise in many areas, including but not limited to: Tampa/Hillsborough history, modern Florida politics, foodways, agriculture, anthropology, African American history, Native American history, literature, geography, environmental studies, sociology, women’s studies, LGBT issues, immigration and mutual aid societies, and the history of the University of South Florida, including the Johns Committee [Florida Legislative Investigation Committee].

Applicants for the award should submit a résumé or c.v., a reference letter, and a proposal of 750-1,000 words that clearly details the nature of the study and how specific resources and holdings at the University of South Florida Libraries and other local institutions are crucial to their research interests.

The deadline is June 9th, and the award may be taken anytime between June 15 and August 15. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree at an accredited institution and be a U.S. citizen.

For more information, contact:

Matt Knight, Assistant Librarian
USF Libraries Special Collections Department and Florida Studies Center
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB412
Tampa, FL 33620
mtknight@usf.edu (813) 974-6266

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 9, 2017

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Send physical applications to:

Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award
c/o Florida Studies Center, USF Libraries
4202 E. Fowler Ave, LIB 122
Tampa, FL 33620-5400.

(813) 974-2729

4202 E. Fowler Ave. LIB122 Tampa FL 33620

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