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Eckles Prize Application Information

Deadline to Apply:

The application deadline for this year's prize is Friday, May 21, 2021.

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

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. 
  3. Research Reflection Essay: A 2-3 page reflection paper on the research process. Page limit is strictly observed. 

Winners will be announced at the beginning of the Fall semester. Winning students will present their papers at an awards ceremony during the Fall semester and those papers will be included in GW's institutional repository.