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Prizes & Awards: Call for Submission, 2004-2005


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 triplicate:

  • 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 dissertation fieldwork.
  • 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.



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 cover page.

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 department.


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 Pennsylvania Germans.

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