Area and International Studies Undergraduate Paper Awards

The IRIS NRC awards up to $1,000 to undergraduate students for the best paper/s and projects during the academic year on trans-regional topics.

ELIGIBILITY

You must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at the UW-Madison.

The paper must be/have been submitted to fulfill a UW-Madison course or thesis requirement during the 2020-2021 academic year (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 terms).

Submissions must substantially address issues related to a trans-regional focus.

LANGUAGE & LENGTH REQUIREMENTS

  • Submissions must be in English
  • No length requirement
  • Multimedia projects accepted

AWARD DETAILS

Awards will be disbursed through the Bursar’s scholarship system before the end of the current academic year.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

All Academic Year 2020-2021 entries must be submitted by 2pm on Friday, May 7, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. No exceptions.

QUESTIONS?

Email Mark Lilleleht, awards@iris.wisc.edu or call 608.265.6070.


IRIS RECIPIENTS

2020

  • Katya Garza
  • Emily Janicik

2019

  • Lexi Brown
  • Ashna Dadlani
  • Janna Rudolf

HOW TO SUBMIT A PAPER

To submit a paper/project, send the following by email as a single pdf document to the IRIS Awards Office, awards@iris.wisc.edu.

1. Cover page including all the following information:

  • Name
  • UW email address
  • Campus ID number
  • Anticipated graduation date
  • Center to which you are submitting
  • Title of your paper
  • Course name and number and term taken (or indicate thesis & degree program)
  • Name & email address of course instructor (or thesis advisor)
  • Word count of submission (including footnotes and bibliography)
  • 100 word abstract of paper and its significance

2. The paper itself

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