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Winners of the two prizes - the Anna Julia Cooper Prize in the Humanities and the Ida B. Wells Prize in the Social Sciences - will each receive $3000 and the opportunity for a book contract.

In October, a biennial symposium will be convened at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where winners and runners-up will share their research.


2015 Manuscript Competition

Important Dates:

December 31, 2013 - February 15, 2014: Open call for applications to the 2015 ICI Book Competition

April 1, 2014: Candidates notified if they are invited to submit a full manuscript

April 1, 2014-May 1, 2014: Manuscript submissions. The full manuscript is due. All submissions must be exclusive to ICI.

May 2, 2014 - September 1, 2014: Round 1, manuscript evaluations

September 2, 2014 - March 1, 2015: Round 2, manuscript evaluations

Spring 2015:  Prize winners will be announced.

Fall 2015: Fall Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. Program TBA.