Current Year Award Description

               Council of Graduate Schools
    2017 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities
    Field of Competition: Classical Studies/Archaeology



    Please Note: Nominations for 2017 are closed.          

    Nominations: The CGS Advisory Committee for the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities requests nominations for the 2017 competition in the field of Classical Studies/Archaeology. Gustave O. Arlt (1895-1986) was the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools, former faculty member and Dean of the Graduate School at UCLA, and a scholar of German language and literature. In 1971 he established the award that bears his name to provide recognition, each year, to a young scholar who has written a book that represents an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities. To be eligible for competition, the nominee must meet the criteria stated below. There can be only one nominee from each institution, and nominations are to be submitted by the office of the graduate dean or equivalent institutional officer. The nominator is asked to elaborate in a separate letter upon the scholarly contribution made by the nominee's book. Three copies of the book must accompany the letter. THE NOMINATED BOOKS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

    Nomination Form: The nomination form, available on the CGS website, must be completed and submitted electronically (by clicking on the “Submit by Email” button on the form).


    1. The recipient must have received the doctorate within seven years of the award, and currently be teaching at a North American university.
    2. The recipient must have taken the degree at a North American university.
    3. The book being considered must have been published within seven years of the award. The book must have been written in or translated into English.
    4. The book must represent an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the field.


    Important Guidance on Field Eligibility: Your university is welcome to submit a nomination that is interdisciplinary, so long as the book draws heavily from the methods and scholarship of the current year's field of competition (Classical Studies/Archaeology). Since CGS is not in a position to advise you on the eligibility of particular works of scholarship, it is up to your institution to determine whether the book sufficiently meets this criterion, and with the understanding that your nomination will be evaluated alongside other books in the field of competition.


    Deadline: Nominations may be made immediately and will be accepted until April 14, 2017, and must be accompanied by three (3) copies of the work. Books that are still in manuscript by April 14 will not be considered.


    Procedure: The Advisory Committee will submit nominations to a panel of scholars in the field. The panel will evaluate publications and recommend a recipient to the Advisory Committee.


    Award: The Award, made at the time of the CGS Annual Meeting, carries a stipend of $1,000, a certificate, and reasonable travel expenses to attend the annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, in December 2017.


    Address: Nomination materials (letter and book) may be submitted immediately but no later than April 14, 2017, to:

    Mary Farmer-Kaiser, Ph.D.
    Dean of the Graduate School
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
    104 E. University Circle
    Lafayette, LA 70504-4610


    Please contact Anna Naranjo for questions about the award.


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