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Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities

The CGS Advisory Committee for the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities requests nominations for the 2017 competition in the field of Classical Studies/Archaeology. Gustave O. Arlt (1895-1986) was the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools, former faculty member and Dean of the Graduate School at UCLA, and a scholar of German language and literature. In 1971 he established the award that bears his name to provide recognition, each year, to a young scholar who has written a book that represents an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities. 

Application Procedures

The nomination form, available on the CGS website, must be completed and submitted electronically (by clicking on the “Submit by Email” button on the form).

Eligibility Requirements

1. The recipient must have received the doctorate within seven years of the award, and currently be teaching at a North American university.
2. The recipient must have taken the degree at a North American university.
3. The book being considered must have been published within seven years of the award. The book must have been written in or translated into English.
4. The book must represent an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the field.

Important Guidance on Field Eligibility: Your university is welcome to submit a nomination that is interdisciplinary, so long as the book draws heavily from the methods and scholarship of the current year's field of competition (Classical Studies/Archaeology). Since CGS is not in a position to advise you on the eligibility of particular works of scholarship, it is up to your institution to determine whether the book sufficiently meets this criterion, and with the understanding that your nomination will be evaluated alongside other books in the field of competition.


Annual Value

$1,000, a certificate and travel expenses to attend the CGS annual meeting