: "We've just gotten word from the Program in American Studies that the the Princeton Prize in Race Relations Senior Thesis Prize, endowed by the Princeton University Class of 1966 will be awarded for the first time this year at Class Day.
The Program in American Studies is pleased to announce a new prize in 2018:
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Senior Thesis Prize
Princeton Prize in Race Relations Senior Thesis Prize, endowed by
the Princeton University Class of 1966, is awarded annually to a member
of the senior class, irrespective of his or her academic concentration,
whose senior thesis adds significantly to
our understanding of issues of race and race relations in the United
States, broadly defined. While a Prize-winning thesis may rely on
conventional research methodologies (in libraries and archives,
using the research methodologies of the humanities and the
social sciences), the Program in American Studies will look with favor
on theses that also manage to draw this scholarship into practical and
Advisers and departments are welcome to submit nominations for this prize to
Monday, May 14.
Nominated theses should be in the "A” grade range. We will need to see
a copy of the thesis and the readers’ reports. Letters of nomination
are also welcome, and must be included if the readers’ reports
do not include detailed evaluations. Alternatively, hard copies may
be delivered to 42 McCosh Hall.
In addition, announcements have been sent
individually to all advisers of students in the American Studies
Program. You will be encouraged to know that I heard back immediately
from Julian Zelizer that he had a candidate for the Race Relations
The announcement has been posted on our website:
https://ams.princeton.edu/undergraduate/research-opportunities-prizes and will be included in the prize newsletter of the Humanities Council.