Prizes & Awards: Call for Submission, 2004-2005
THE KENNETH S. GOLDSTEIN FIELDWORK AWARD
The Graduate Program in Folklore and Folklife is delighted to announce the
third annual competition for the Kenneth S. Goldstein Fieldwork
Award. Kenny Goldstein pioneered the idea of rigorous, ethnographic
research in the founding days of the University of Pennsylvania's Folklore
Program. Through the award, the program hope to contribute actively to
students' interest in ethnographically based research and to offer a small
stepping-stone toward future fieldwork grant applications.
The award will support pre-dissertation fieldwork research in the United
States or abroad.
The program invites Penn Folklore graduate students to submit short
proposals by April 11, 2005. The maximum amount available for this year's
competition is $1,500. A
selection panel of folklore graduate group faculty will evaluate the
applications, and the
award(s) announcement will be made by mid-May 2005.
How to apply:
Your application will consist of the following three parts. Submitted in
- Title page: your name, address and email address: standing in the
program; progress toward degree (language [s] fulfilled, number of courses
taken, etc.); advisor's name and e-mail addresses.
- A short description (1-2 pages) of the research to be undertaken,
including a rationale for how this will assist in the developing of the
- A budget (provide a detailed listing of your likely expenditures,
from travel to cost of living of supplies needed).
Submit the completed applications to JOYCE ROSELLE, LOGAN 303.
THE MACEDWARD LEACH GRADUATE PAPER PRIZE
Any paper written by a graduate student for a Folklore/Folklife seminar
during spring or fall term 2004 will be considered.
Please submit TWO COPIES of your paper, and keep your name on a separate
Deadline: April 11, 2005
Where: submit your papers to Joyce Roselle, in Logan 303.
The graduate program in Folklore and Folklife at the University of
Pennsylvania came into existence in 1962 under the direction of MacEdward
Leach, a noted ballad scholar and a faculty member in Penn's English
THE DON YODER UNDERGRADUATE PAPER PRIZE COMPETITION
Papers written for a folklore course during the spring (2004) or fall
(2004) semester, or during the summer session of 2004, are eligible for
this prize competition.
Whether you took America Folklore or Folklore and Sexuality, a course on the
Fairy Tale, or a course on alternative health: if you are an undergraduate
and think you wrote a strong paper, please submit your work in TWO COPIES
and you just might be the winner!
Deadline: April 11, 2005
Where: submit your papers to Joyce Roselle, in Logan 303
Dr. Yoder, Professor Emeritus, brought the term "folklife" to the United
States, and introduced its present use to the field. He has published
widely on regional folklife, religious folklife, and continues his
long-standing research and publications on the folklore and folklife of
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