Scholarships and Prizes 2003: History
WYLIE PRIZE 2004The prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a subject connected with some aspect of the history of the United States of America. The value is £150.
For precise information candidates are advised to consult the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University of Oxford, but the rules may be summarised and augmented as follows. Candidates must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.
Essays, which must be typewritten and which must not exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, appendices, and bibliographies), should be sent under sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 March 2004. The author shall conceal his/her name and distinguish his/her composition by what motto he/she pleases, sending at the same time his/her name sealed under another cover with the motto inscribed on it. Candidates are required to certify, when submitting their essays, that they have not already been submitted in whole or in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of any other university.
Although competitors are free to choose their own subject, they are warned that they must secure the prior approval of the examiners for the subject of their essay: the examiners will not approve any subject unless the candidate's letter seeking approval is endorsed by his/her tutor to the effect that the proposed title is suitable. Candidates must send the proposed title to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Modern History, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, not later than Friday, 9 January 2004.
Essays may also be submitted as theses for the Honour Schools of Modern History, or of Modern History and Modern Languages, or of Modern History and Economics, or of Ancient and Modern History, in accordance with the faculty board's regulations. As the examiners may not have finished with the essays by the deadline for the submission of theses, candidates who wish to submit their work for the Final Honour School are advised to keep a separate copy of the essay.
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