Mellor Book Prize
The Suzanne and James Mellor Prize of $50,000 is awarded annually to the best proposal for a scholarly book related to the mission of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The purpose of the award is to encourage the highest quality scholarship on women artists from all time periods and nationalities and to enhance the role of the museum in shaping scholarly dialogue on women in the arts. The winner for the 2013 award will be announced in December 2013.
Applications may be mailed to the attention of Heather Slania, Mellor Prize Competition at the address listed on the Fact Sheet or may be submitted via email. Complete submissions must be received by September 30, 2013, in order to merit consideration. Applicants must submit the following materials for review by the Award Committee. Three copies must be submitted if sending by mail.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- 10 page prospectus including subject matter, the book’s place in the art historical literature, intended audience, author qualifications and track record for completing writing projects, project timeline, preliminary budget, technical specifications, approximate number and type of illustrations, and preliminary chapter outline
- Abstract (2-5 pages)
- Two samples of previously published scholarly writing
- Three letters of recommendation specifically addressing author’s track record of completing projects, scholarship, and expertise in proposed subject area
- A letter of interest from a publisher
For more information, please review the Fact Sheet and Guidelines for Submission for the 2013 award.
2009: Melissa Hyde and Mary Sheriff
2010: Jeffrey F. Hamburger
2011: Nelleke Nix and Helga Prignitz-Poda in collaboration with NMWA