Graduate Student Essay Competition (Jordan Center at NYU)

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Jordan Center Blog at NYU is pleased to announce the Graduate Student Essay Competition for 2024. Submit by Friday, 15 March 2024 at 11:59 PM EST via this Google form to be considered for a cash prize and publication on the Blog.  

We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time MA and PhD students from any accredited academic institution in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined. Cultural criticism; opinion pieces; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome. All submissions must be in English and observe the blog’s submission guidelines and full competition rules.

Seven winners will be selected based on the originality, clarity, and argumentation of their essays, as well as general fit with the blog’s tone and interests as reflected in the submission guidelines linked above. An interdisciplinary panel of judges will select three Grand Prize winners representing history, cultural studies, and the social sciences, each of whom will receive a $500 prize. Four additional Judges’ Choice submissions will receive $200 each. All winners will have their essays published in the Jordan Center Blog.

Competition results will be announced in Summer 2024.

Please direct any questions to