Call for Papers



$500 Award for Best Student Papers on Race

Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD Level Awards

Submission Deadline for 2015-2016: May 13th, 2016

The Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), awards $500 to University of Pittsburgh students who write outstanding papers on contemporary race-related issues. Awards are given at each academic level: undergraduate, master’s, and PhD.

In this university-wide competition, CRSP solicits papers in the following seven areas:

  • Economic disparity;
  • Education disparity;
  • Intergroup race relations;
  • Youth, families, and the elderly;
  • Mental health;
  • Criminal justice; and
  • Health.

Evaluation Criteria

Papers should address contemporary race-related social problems and will be evaluated on originality, analytic quality, clarity, and relevance to current racial issues.  Papers must also be written in clear, concise and coherent Standard Written English and conform to submission standards.

For more information please visit the CRSP website.