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Graduate Essay Prizes

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Tobias Hrynick (MA MVST '15; PhD Program, History), winner
of the 2014 O'Callaghan Essay Prize in Medieval Studies.

The Center for Medieval Studies offers two prizes each year for essays written on a medieval topic in a graduate course offered by one of the participating departments; winners receive a book or cash prize and a certificate in recognition of their achievement. The Center for Medieval Studies offers two prizes each year for essays written on a medieval topic in a graduate course offered by one of the participating departments; winners receive a book or cash prize and a certificate in recognition of their achievement.

See a list of past winners.

The First Year Graduate Essay Prize in Medieval Studies:

  • The author of the essay must be a graduate student in his or her first year of study at Fordham in the academic year.
  • Nominated papers must be no longer than 25 pages and written for a graduate course in one of our participating departments, on a medieval topic.
  • One copy of the essay should be submitted to the Director of Medieval Studies, along with a letter of nomination by a faculty member.

The Joseph O'Callaghan Graduate Essay Prize in Medieval Studies:

  • The author of the essay should be a graduate student at Fordham University.
  • Nominated papers can be of any length, but should have been written for a graduate course in one of the participating departments, on a medieval topic.
  • One copy of the essay should be submitted to the Director of Medieval Studies, along with a letter of nomination by a faculty member.