ACIS Logo Ann Owens Weekes Prize

A prize of $500 and a letter of recognition will be awarded to that graduate student whose paper presented at ACIS 2021 best captures the essence of Irish Women’s Studies and/or Intersectional Studies, and who is best able to show the link between their paper and their continuing work in their particular area of research interest.

Ann Owens Weekes, who passed away in 2014, was a trailblazer in the then-uncharted terrain of Irish women writers. She published in 1990 a ground-breaking critical study of Irish women writers: An Uncharted Tradition. You are invited to read more about this remarkable woman here.

Each submission to the Ann Owens Weekes Prize should be condensed into one PDF file of no more than 15 double-spaced pages, and must include the following:

  1. Your CV, abbreviated to no more than 3 pages
  2. A 1-2 page, double-spaced letter, describing the relationship of your paper to your larger project
  3. Your 8-10 page paper presented at ACIS 2021

The deadline to submit your paper is August 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about the Ann Owens Weekes Prize, please feel free to contact Dr. Molly Ferguson at