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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.

Graduate Student Association

Another resource available to all graduate students at Fordham is the Graduate Student Association (GSA).  The GSA is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting academic excellence and student solidarity among the departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Your GSA representative is responsible for helping students obtain funding for conferences or other projects, orienting incoming students, and organizing social events.  Please feel free to contact your GSA representative if you have any questions about the Medieval Studies program or the GSA.

2015-2016 Medieval Studies GSA Representative: Heather Hill (hhill3@fordham.edu).