The 2015 Rhonda Williams Prize Call for Applications

Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics

In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams’ legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper.

Amount: $1000 to be awarded at the IAFFE conference in Berlin, July 16-18, 2015. (Conference information is here) The funds are intended to partially defray travel costs to attend the annual conference.

Application Deadline:  April 4, 2015.

Criteria: The recipient’s work in activism, advocacy, or scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues:

*  Inequalities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality.

*  Interrelationships among racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism.

*  Connections between scholarship and activism.

Special consideration will be given to applicants from groups not well represented in IAFFE and those with limited access to travel funds from their home institutions or international funders.  This prize is targeted to junior scholars and activists.

The recipient of the prize must present a paper at the IAFFE conference (therefore you must also separately submit the paper for inclusion in the Conference program at the Conference website) and submit the manuscript to Feminist Economics within a reasonable period after the conference. The paper will undergo an expedited review process, but publication is not guaranteed.

While it is rare, a travel grant may be awarded instead of the Rhonda Williams Prize in the event that the criteria for the prize are not met.

Application Process:

Applications should be sent to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda Williams Prize, at and should include:

(1) A cover letter/email that includes a statement of (a) the connection between the applicant’s experience and the Rhonda Williams legacy as described in the criteria above; and (b) how the applicant would bring diversity to IAFFE and how the applicant would like to be engaged  with IAFFE in the future.

(2) A curriculum vitae or resume, labeled “resumeRWS<applicantlastname>”

(3) A draft of a full paper (not an abstract or outline) for the 2015 IAFFE conference, scheduled for July 18-19, 2015 in Berlin (label file “paperRWS.2015<applicantlastname>).”

Please send all files in Microsoft Word or in PDF Acrobat format.  Please be sure that all materials are sent.  Applicants who omit any of the three items listed above may not be considered for the prize.

Applicants who haven’t yet registered for the annual conference because they need funding: the prize winner will be allowed to register for the annual conference and will be included in the conference program after being notified of the prize.  You must, however, still submit your paper for consideration for the program on the conference website.

If you are not an IAFFE member for 2015, please send in your membership application prior to submission of your prize application.

Please direct any questions to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda William Prize,, or (617) 287-6954.


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