Nicholas C. Mullins Award
Student Essay Competition
Deadline for Submission: August 15, 2013
The Nicholas C. Mullins Award is awarded each year by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) for an outstanding piece of scholarship by a graduate student in the field of Science and Technology Studies. The prize consists of a check for US $1,000 and a plaque.
Only currently enrolled graduate students are eligible to submit a paper for the 4S Mullins competition. If receipt of PhD (or other terminal graduate degree) is held by the submission deadline, those degree recipients are not eligible for the competition.
The competition is for graduate student papers in the field of science and technology studies, including unpublished papers, published articles, and dissertation chapters. Dissertation chapters should be adapted so as to make them "stand-alone." The work may not be older than two years at the time of submission. A graduate student can only make one submission a year. A paper that is coauthored by a faculty member is not considered a graduate student paper. However, a paper coauthored by current graduate students only (with no faculty authors) is eligible.
The intended readership for the papers is a general STS audience. All papers must be submitted in English. The paper should not exceed 10,000 words, including title, notes, and references. Papers longer than the limit will be disqualified.
The deadline for submission is August 15, 2013. Papers submitted after this date will not be considered for this year’s competition, and must be resubmitted the following year. Submissions must observe the following guidelines:
- The paper must be submitted electronically, as an attachment to an email message, in MS Word or PDF format.
- The subject line of the email message should read “4S Mullins submission.”
- The filename of the submission should consist of the first two significant words of the paper title (excluding articles such as “the” or “an”).
- Authors must include the total word count immediately after the title on the first page of their submission.
- To facilitate blind review, the author's name, address, email address, and institutional affiliation should appear only in the covering e-mail.
- Also in the covering email, authors must provide the name of their graduate program, the date they began study, and the date they expect to receive their degree.
The winner will be privately notified immediately following the 2013 meeting. The award will be publicly announced at the 2014 Annual Meeting of 4S, and the winner is expected to attend that meeting.
Past Prize Winners
2012 - Joeri Bruyninckx
2011 - Sara Wylie
2010 - Ian Mosby
2009 - Manjari Mahajan
2008 - Jenna Burrell
2007 - Teun Zuiderent-Jerak
2006 - Natasha Myers
2005 - Michael Oldani
2004 - Jennifer Fishman
2003 - Park Doing
2002 - Doug Davis
2001 - Karen Flint
2000 - Cyrus Mody
1998 - Sean Hsiang-lin Lei
1997 - Massimiano Bucchi
1996 - Janelle Taylor
1995 - Stefan Helmreich
1994 - Marc Berg
1993 - Joseph O'Connell
1992 - Shahaf Gal
1991 - Stephan Hirschauer