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Eckles Prize Application Information

Deadline to Apply:

The application deadline for this year's prize is Monday, May 23rd before midnight. 

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Eckles Prize submission form. If the form does not work for you or you have questions, please email the Prize committee at ecklesprize@gwu.edu.

A complete application must include the following:

  1. Cover Sheet: Includes the name of the student, the title of the paper, the course for which the paper was completed, and the name of the sponsoring faculty member.
  2. Research Project: This should only include the title of the project and not include your name, the name of the course, or the name of your professor. This helps to ensure the judging process is as equitable as possible.
  3. Research Process Essay: A 2-3 page paper about your research process. Page limit is strictly observed. Please see the Eckles Prize Research Process Essay section for more information. 

Winners will be announced at the beginning of the Fall semester. The three finalists will be required to present their papers at an awards ceremony during the Fall semester and create an accessible version of their research project to be included in GW's institutional repository.