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The Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) offers an annual graduate student award for the best paper to be presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies held in Kalamazoo, MI the following May. Thanks to a special arrangement with the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, the award covers travel, on-campus housing and meals, and a conference registration waiver. The award recipient will also receive a special notation in the conference program.


Applicants should be graduate students in good standing at one of the three public universities represented by ACMRS: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.


For the current program and information on the Congress, visit the Medieval Institute website.
To apply, please send:

  • a copy of the proposed paper (approximately 10-12 pages)
  • a current CV
  • the names and contact information for 2 professional references

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022 for the 2022 Congress

Note: The recipient should plan ahead and be prepared to submit the abstract for their award-winning paper by the conference deadline for 2022 to a sponsored or special session. Although individual panels are determined by their organizers, the Medieval Institute guarantees placement in the program.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.