CCHR Writing Prizes

The Center for Civil and Human Rights sponsors three writing prizes for work done around civil and human rights themes. These prizes seek to support original, creative thinking on these issues by both the scholarly and student communities, and expand the dialogue in ways consonant with the mission of CCHR and Notre Dame. Below are details on the 2017-18 CCHR Writing Prizes.

 

Center for Civil and Human Rights Prize for Outstanding Scholarship

 

Writing Prize Scholar

The Center for Civil and Rights (CCHR) at the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with Notre Dame's Journal of International and Comparative Law, announces its 2018 Prize for Outstanding Scholarship.

Submissions are now being accepted for papers investigating the intersection of International Human Rights Law and Catholic Social Teaching. Authors may approach the subject from a variety of perspectives, the goal being to illuminate the relationship between the two bodies of thought. Preference will be given to papers that make use of Convocate, CCHR’s online research portal for simultaneous examination of documents from both disciplines. More on Convocate can be found here.

The winning submission will be published on Convocate, and the winner will be invited to publish in the Journal of International and Comparative Law. The competition winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize.
 

Eligibility

Submissions will be accepted from any faculty member, scholar, graduate or post-graduate student, both domestically and internationally.

 
Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.

The winning submission will be announced by April 30, 2018.
 

Submission Guidelines

Topic: The intersection of International Human Rights Law and Catholic Social Teaching

10,000 – 15,000 words

Bluebook footnote format strongly preferred
 

Authors must submit, along with their papers, the following:

Name

Email address

Short title of paper

Abstract

Keywords

 

Please submit papers via the Journal of International and Comparative Law, here.

 

Center for Civil and Human Rights Notre Dame Undergraduate Writing Prize

 

Writing Prize Undergrad

The Center for Civil and Rights (CCHR) announces its 2018 Undergraduate Writing Prize.

Submissions are now being accepted for papers exploring civil or human rights themes. Qualifying submissions may be research papers, theses, articles, or original essays prepared during the 2017-18 academic year. Minimum length of submissions is 10,000 words.

Winning submission will be published on the CCHR website, with a $250 prize awarded. Papers submitted for other prizes are eligible, but we ask that CCHR be informed of these submissions and any awards received.

 

Eligibility

Submissions will be accepted from any undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame enrolled in the 2017-18 academic year.

 
Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by noon on Monday, April 23, 2018.

The winning submissions will be announced early May, 2018.

 

Submission Guidelines

Topic: Civil or human rights themes

10,000 word minimum, double spaced

Microsoft Word format

Must have been prepared during the 2017-18 academic year

 

Please submit papers to cchr@nd.edu, with subject line “Undergraduate Writing Prize.”

 

Center for Civil and Human Rights Notre Dame Graduate Student Writing Prize

 

Writing Prize Grad2

The Center for Civil and Rights (CCHR) announces its 2018 Graduate Student Writing Prize.

Submissions are now being accepted for papers exploring civil or human rights themes. Qualifying submissions may be research papers, theses, articles, or original essays prepared during the 2017-18 academic year. Minimum length of submissions is 10,000 words.

Winning submission will be published on the CCHR website, with a $250 prize awarded. Papers submitted for other prizes are eligible, but we ask that CCHR be informed of these submissions and any awards received.

 

Eligibility

Submissions will be accepted from any graduate-level student at the University of Notre Dame enrolled in the 2017-18 academic year.

 
Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by noon on Monday, April 23, 2018.

The winning submissions will be announced early May, 2018.

 

Submission Guidelines

Topic: Civil or human rights themes

10,000 word minimum, double spaced

Microsoft Word format

Must have been prepared during the 2017-18 academic year

 

Please submit papers to cchr@nd.edu, with subject line “Graduate Writing Prize.”