Apply for the FTGS Award for Early Career Community Engagement

Deadline: 30 September 2021

Nominations to Amanda Chisholm Email:

About the Award: This award recognizes an early career feminist scholar for innovative and outstanding community engagement. This engagement could include traditional academic engagement in research, teaching, and service, as well as policy impact, public awareness and/or activism. The award recognizes efforts to build communities and forge conversations about issues relevant to the FTGS that often go unacknowledged or unrewarded by academic institutions.


1. The key criteria for this award is the nominee’s outstanding and innovative engagement with relevant communities (academic and/or non-academic). The emphasis will be on the quality of engagement rather than the quantity.

2. Recipients must be current members of FTGS and ISA at the time of award.

3. Nominees should have a PhD but have not yet received tenure or equivalent promotions.

4. Early career is loosely defined to account for diverse and nonlinear career paths.


Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Award Committee, Amanda Chisholm,

Nominations should include a copy of the nominee’s CV and a letter of support. The letter should speak to the contributions made by the nominee and explain their importance.

Nominations can be made by anyone in the profession or by the relevant community group.The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2021.


Recipients receive a $500.00 (USD) cash prize and a certificate.

Selection Process

The winner will be selected by the FTGS Award Committee and the award will be presented at the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Section business meeting during the ISA Annual Convention in 2022.


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