Prizes and Grants

Randy Martin Prize: Call for Nominations and Applications

DEADLINE: April 15, 2017

The Cultural Studies Association is pleased to announce the creation of the Randy Martin Prize for the Best Student Paper presented at the annual CSA conference.  Competition for the 2017 Randy Martin Prize is now open to student members of the Cultural Studies Association who have had papers accepted for the 2017 annual meeting. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association, on Friday, May 26, 2017.

The Randy Martin Prize includes a certificate and $500.00 in cash, plus free conference registration. The winning paper may deal with any aspect of cultural studies, but should reflect the robust interdisciplinary perspective and historical materialist approach so central to the scholarship of the late Randy Martin. The paper must also represent original work not previously presented or published. The winning author must be a member of the Association.

Submissions for 2017

Applications materials must reach the CSA by April 15, 2017 preferably by email to: with the subject line "APPLICATION: RANDY MARTIN PRIZE".

Applications will not be accepted by mail.

Each application should be in the form of a single PDF and include the following:

1- A cover letter with author's name, institutional affiliation, paper title (as it will appear on the conference program schedule), and contact information;

2- A copy of the email or letter notifying the candidate that their paper has been accepted for inclusion in the 2015 CSA Conference Program Schedule; and

3- The paper, which should be 10-12 type written pages or about 3,500 words, including citations and notes. 

Contributions other than traditional conference papers are also welcome.  For proof of student status, applicants should send a copy of their student ID, a link to a university webpage listing them as a student, or some other proof that they are a current student.

Late Applications will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle Fehsenfeld at Contact@CulturalStudiesAssociation.Org