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early career conference paper award

Members of Women in French whose paper has been accepted for WIF Conferences and who are either graduate students or faculty in their first 5 years of teaching are encouraged to apply for the WIF Early Career Conference Paper Award. The Award carries a $250 prize.

Submissions must represent new, previously unpresented and unpublished work.

The WIF Early Career Conference Paper Award Selection Committee is made up of six WIF Board members. Selection is based on the originality of research and contribution to scholarship in the field of study, as well as on the quality of the writing.

Submissions must be submitted electronically as two separate Microsoft Word documents or PDF files attached to the email:

  • the submitted essay (12-pt./double-spaced/3,500 word limit)
  • a separate cover sheet including: the author's name, address, academic affiliation and the essay's title. 
Please note that the essay's title must appear on both the separate cover sheet and on top of the essay itself. The name of the candidate must not appear on the essay.

Deadline for the 2022 conference papers is January 1st 2022. Please send completed applications to Arline Cravens (


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