Unger-Frieze Prize

This award was established in 2009 by the Researchers’ Caucus and was named in honor of Rhoda Unger and Irene Frieze, two women well known for their early leadership in feminist research and strong supporters of the Researchers’ Caucus. It was first awarded at the 2010 AWP conference in Portland, OR.

All posters accepted for presentation at the annual AWP conference are eligible for the award if a student is the first author. Students, for the sake of this award, are defined as currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students or individuals within one year of earning their undergraduate degree even if they are not currently enrolled in a graduate program (e.g., a student presenting their honors project).

The co-coordinators of the Researchers’ Caucus will work with the conference organizers to identify posters that meet this requirement. Members of the caucus will then judge the presentations during the poster session. Criteria include the overall quality of the research and its relevance to feminist psychology as well as the clarity with which the background, method, results, and conclusions are presented on the poster. Visual presentation will also be evaluated.

All student authors on the winning poster will receive a certificate of recognition. The first author will also receive a $100 cash prize thanks to the generous contributions of Drs. Unger and Frieze. An announcement of the winner of the award will be made before the end of the conference each year, and the certificates will, subsequently, be mailed to the winner(s).

Questions may be directed to Researchers' Caucus Co-Coordinators: Jessica Barnack-Tavlaris (jbarntav@gmail.com) or Crystal Hendrick (cllhendrick@gmail.com).