Anabaptist Research Paper Competition for Undergraduates
The Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College announces its eleventh annual undergraduate research paper competition in Anabaptist studies. Current undergraduates, as well as 2012 college or university graduates, are invited to submit research papers addressing contemporary or historical Anabaptist topics in any academic discipline.
Papers must have been written by undergraduates during the 2011-2012 or 2012-2013 academic years. Persons who graduated from a college or university in 2012 are eligible to submit a paper they wrote as an undergraduate during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Papers should address an Anabaptist-related subject (contemporary or historical), show evidence of thorough research in primary sources, and demonstrate original thinking and, ideally, findings or perspectives that are not typically referenced in the existing secondary literature. Disciplinary possibilities include history, theology, sociology, political science, philosophy, literature, etc.
Length: 3,500 - 5,000 words
Consult the Sider
Institute’s website at messiah.edu/siderinstitute for complete competition guidelines.
Questions and submissions should be directed to:
Assistant to the Sider Institute,
PO Box 3008, Messiah College, Grantham, PA 17027;
717-766-2511, ext. 2720; or firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: March 1, 2013
Award winners will be announced in April 2013