Center on Race and Social Problems

$500 bookstore gift certificate offered for best student paper on race

Submission Deadline for 2017-2018: May 15th, 2018

The Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), awards a $500 bookstore gift certificate to University of Pittsburgh students who write outstanding papers on contemporary race-related issues. Awards are given at each academic level: undergraduate, master’s, and PhD.

Master's thesis and dissertation chapters are not permitted.

In this university-wide competition, CRSP solicits papers in the following seven areas:

Economic disparity;
Education disparity;
Intergroup race relations;
Youth, families, and the elderly;
Mental health;
Criminal justice; and
Health.

CRSP Student Award Paper Criteria:

The paper must have been submitted for a course (including independent study) during Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.
The paper should be 10-25 pages including references; it must be double-spaced and use a 12 point font.
The paper must include a right aligned header (with biographic information) and a footer (with centered page numbers).
A student or faculty member can submit one student paper.
Although faculty advising is permitted, the work presented in the paper must be the student's (or student team's) own work. The work presented in the paper must not have been previously published.
Master’s thesis and dissertation chapters are not permitted.

Evaluation criteria and submission standards can be found here.