The Folklore and Science Section of the American Folklore Society invites submissions for the 2023 Folklore and Science Prizes. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2023.
Folklore and Science Prizes are awarded to presentation-length papers (approximately 10 pages of text), focusing on the boundaries, intersections, and interdisciplinary exchanges between folklore and science. Before submitting, individuals are encouraged to:
- Peruse the Folklore and Science Section’s mission statement
- Join the Folklore and Science Section
- View the Prize Committee’s submission-evaluation rubric.
The Folklore and Science Prize Committee awards two prizes: one to senior scholars (including, for example, academic faculty and public folklore professionals) and one to junior scholars (including, for example, graduate and undergraduate students). Each prize winner receives a $400 prize. Senior Prize winners are invited and encouraged to participate in an interdisciplinary and remote panel discussion featuring folklorists and scientists sometime in 2023.
Winners will be announced by mid-July. Before submitting, please remove personal identifiers from paper body and citations. Submissions should include a cover letter with contact information and the anonymized paper, both compiled into a single PDF file. To submit, please use the AFS Prize Application Form. For any technical questions related to the submission, please send an email to AFS Executive Director Jessica Turner.