Dissertation Prize

The deadline for the 2021 CDH Dissertation Prize will be announced in January. The call for nominations for the 2020 prize is included below for your reference.


The Center for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the Digital Humanities Dissertation Prize which recognizes exceptional doctoral work with a digital humanities component by recipients of Princeton PhDs. Applicants may self-nominate, as long as they secure a letter of recommendation from a Princeton faculty member.

Nominees for the 2020 prize must have defended their dissertation (FPO) between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The deadline for nominations will be May 21, 2021 (11:59 pm). The prize carries an award of $2,000.

For consideration, please submit the following materials to cdh-info@princeton.edu :

  1. Dissertation abstract
  2. Completed dissertation
  3. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member (typically a dissertation adviser)

Please send the first two items as PDF attachments. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same address (cdh-info@princeton.edu) and may be attached as PDFs or written in the text of an email. All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline. Please use the subject line “Submission for CDH Dissertation Prize.”

Please email Dr. Rebecca Munson ( rmunson@princeton.edu ) with any questions.

2020 Dissertation Prize Announcement (Word)

2020 Dissertation Prize Announcement (PDF)