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SPRING 2016 POLITICAL SCIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE WRITING CONTESTS

The UIC Department of Political Science

is pleased to announce its annual contests and prizes. The Department will award the following Undergraduate prizes:

(1) The Milton Rakove Memorial Award:  Two (2) prizes—$1,000 each

A prize in the amount of $1,000 will be given to the undergraduate political science Major/Minor with the best paper on a topic in international relations, including but not limited to war, peace, foreign policy, globalization, international political economy, etc.

A prize in the amount of $1,000 will be given to the undergraduate political science major/minor with the best paper on a topic in urban politics, including but not limited to city government, urban political economy, tourism, the global city, private governments, urban-suburban issues, etc.

(2)  The John Echols Memorial Award: One (1) prize — $500

A prize will be given to one undergraduate political science major/minor with the best paper on a topic in public policy analysis or comparative politics prepared for a class this academic year.

(3)  The Twiley Barker Memorial Award:

Two (2)  prizes — $750 each  or  One (1) prize — $1,000

A prize will be given to one or two undergraduate political science students with the best paper on a topic of constitutional law and ethics.

(4)  Best Graduating Senior in Political Science

 The Ron Brown Memorial Award: One (1) prize—$1,000

One award for the Best Graduating Senior in Political Science.  Students with outstanding academic achievement in the major coursework and overall GPAs are nominated by the Department and then asked to submit two letters of recommendation and a one-page personal statement summarizing their achievements and plans for the future.

 The deadline for document submission for all awards is:

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

 Deliver the hard copy papers and any supporting materials to the Political Science Department front office Room 1102, 312-996-3105Questions, can be sent to Mrs. Whitaker at swhitake@uic.edu.

 All papers should be approximately 20 pages in length, in APA format, typewritten in 12 point font, and double-spaced.  Additional pages can be included that contain references, tables, and/or figures.  Students may only submit one paper to be considered.  No multiple submissions.  Committees made up of department faculty will make the decisions on the winning papers!