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Levitan Prize  
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences



 



Applications for 2016 will be due, on a date TBD, in October 2015.

 

 

An Annual Research Fund

The $30,000 Levitan Prize was inaugurated in 1990 and is awarded annually as a research fund to support innovative and creative scholarship in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. All regular tenure track SHASS faculty are eligible to apply.


How to Apply 

The deadline for 2016 proposals will be in October 2015. 
Download the Application Cover Page

Costs of travel, research assistance, computers, and summer salary are appropriate for inclusion in the budget. Proposals should be no more than 10 double-spaced pages, and should contain a description of the research and its significance as well as a budget indicating how the funds will be spent. Proposals and inquiries should be directed to levitanprize@mit.edu.



Recipients of the Levitan Prize 


 

Lily Tsai
Website
 

2015

Political Science

Manduhai Buyandelger
Feature Story
 

2014  

Anthropology

Shankar Raman
Feature Story
 

2013  

Literature

Erica James
Feature Story
 

2012

Anthropology

Adam Berinsky
Feature Story
 

2011

Political Science

Mary Fuller
Feature Story
 

2010  

Literature

Heather Paxson
Feature Story
 

2008

Anthropology

Meg Jacobs

2007

History

Stefan Helmreich

2006

Anthropology

Emma Teng

2005

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Peter Child

2004

Music and Theater Arts

Joseph Dumit

2003

Science, Technology, and Society

Diana Henderson

2002

Literature

David Kaiser

2001

Science, Technology, and Society

James Buzard

2000

Literature

Anne McCants

1999

History

Michel deGraff

1998

Linguistics & Philosophy

Bernd Widdig

1997

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Elizabeth A. Wood

1996

History

Ed Turk

1995

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Hugh Gusterson

1994

Science, Technology, and Society

Elizabeth Garrels

1993

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Peter Perdue

1992

History

Barry Posen

1991

Political Science

Joshua Cohen

1990

Linguistics and Philosophy

 

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