Society for the Social History of Medicine 2015 Undergraduate Prize Competition
Call for applications
SSHM invites submissions to its 2014 SSHM Undergraduate Prize Competition. Up to 6 prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine. We will consider two groups of undergraduate students: humanities and social science students, and medical, healthcare and allied science students. Up to THREE prizes will be awarded to each group. The winners will be awarded £100.00 each. The winning entries may also be published on the Society’s website, http://www.sshm.org/.
Rules and Entry Form
The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions to its 2015 SSHM Undergraduate Prize Competition.
Prize: Up to SIX prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine. We will consider two groups of undergraduate students:
(1) humanities and social science students, and (2) medical, healthcare and allied science students. Up to THREE prizes will be awarded to each group. The winners will be awarded £100.00 each. The winning entries may also be published on the Society’s website, http://www.sshm.org/. Read last year’s winning entries here: https://sshmedicine.wordpress.com/undergraduate-essay-prize-blogs/
Eligible Candidates: undergraduate students, part-time or full-time, in the humanities and social sciences, or medicine, healthcare and allied sciences.
- All candidates must submit an application to join the Society for the Social History of Medicine by the date of submission.* The membership requirement may be waived for residents of developing countries, as listed on the Oxford Journals website. Please contact the Membership Secretary for further guidance [contact details at the end of this announcement].
- The essay competition is only for those registered as undergraduate students as of the deadline for submission of entries and for those students who have been awarded their undergraduate degree in 2015.
- Candidates who are uncertain as to whether they are eligible to enter the competition should contact the Membership Secretary before preparing their entry.
Essays must be: - Unpublished
- Anonymous (Authors must identify themselves only on a detachable cover sheet)
- 3,000-5,000 words in length (including footnotes)
- In conformity with the basic bibliographic conventions of our journal, Social History of
Medicine. Please consult the instructions under References on the Note for Authors web page: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/for_authors/. If you are uncertain, please ask your supervisor for help.
NOTE: The same essay cannot be submitted more than once, and entries from previous years will not be accepted.
Join the Society via the Social History of Medicine page on the Oxford Journals website: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/access_purchase/price_list.html
Click on ‘Members - Society for the Social History of Medicine’ and then on the ‘Add to Basket’ button next to ‘Membership + Print - Student Rate’. Alternatively, please contact the SSHM Membership Secretary. You can find out about some of the benefits of SSHM membership on the SSHM Website. We offer special benefits for students and early career researchers.
Assessment Panel: The panel, chaired by the Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, will consist of members of the Executive Committee and at least one member of the Society’s editorial team. Where deemed necessary, assistance will be requested from members of the Editorial Board of our journal, Social History of Medicine.
To enter: Please send an electronic version of the essay and a short CV to the SSHM Membership Secretary, Dr Catherine Cox, as email attachments (email address: email@example.com).
In addition please send a hard copy of the completed entry form to Dr Catherine Cox, School of History and Archives, John Henry Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Alternatively, scan the signed form and send it by email. The student’s supervisor must also sign the form as proof of eligibility.
The deadline for mailing entries is 1 October 2015. All entries must be emailed on or before the deadline date.
A decision will be made by December 2015 and the prize winner will be announced shortly afterwards.
Members of the Executive Committee of the SSHM and the Editorial Board of Social History of Medicine may not enter either competition, even if otherwise eligible.
Feedback on individual submissions will not be available from the Assessment Panel.
The prize will not be awarded if the Assessment Panel considers that none of the essays reaches an acceptable standard.
SSHM Membership Secretary
Dr Catherine Cox School of History and Archives John Henry Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org