The Department of History at the University of Kansas announces the 2016 competition for the annual award in honor of the late Professor Jerry Stannard. The purpose of the award is to encourage research by young scholars in the pre-1700 fields that Professor Stannard made his own: the history of materia medica, medicinal botany, pharmacy, folklore of drug therapy, and the bibliography of these areas.
Each year a cash award in the amount of $1000 is made to the author of an outstanding published or unpublished scholarly study in those fields.
The competition is open to graduate students and to recent recipients of a doctoral degree (the Ph.D. or equivalent), conferred not more than five years before the competition deadline.
Manuscripts must be in English, French, or German. Only one paper by any author may be submitted in any given year. Each entry should be typewritten, double-spaced, and no longer than 50 pages, including notes, bibliography, and appendices. Entrants should keep copies of their manuscripts, since manuscripts submitted will not be returned.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by the following: (a) a one-page abstract of the paper in English; (b) a current curriculum vitae of the author; and (c) a letter of recommendation from an established scholar in the field. Entrants who are resident in the USA are also requested to indicate their home address and social security number.
Entries must be received no later than 15 February 2016. The award will be announced on or about 1 May 2016.
All manuscripts and correspondence should be addressed to:
The Stannard Award Committee
ATTN: Professor Victor Bailey
Department of History-University of Kansas
3650 Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590
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